We love chatting to everyone at the end of our shows where we’re frequently asked these questions:
‘How do you get such big bubbles?’ And ‘Is that a special bubble mix?’
So in answer to the hundreds of curious question askers, here is a great bubble recipe you can make at home that will give you spectacular bubbles. Everything you need can be purchased from your local supermarket at little cost and provide you with hours of fun.
What you Need:
This will make 5 litres of excellent bubble juice
Enough for a full day / afternoon of bubbling fun
• 4500 ml or 4.5 litres WARM tap water
• 230 ml Fairy Original washing up liquid (The green Fairy is best. Do not use the anti bacterial version)
• 30 ml Vegetable Glycerine (Available from boots in bottles with a blue cap. Note this is NOT the cough glycerince -
• 15 g Baking powder DO NOT use Baking Soda.
• 10 g Xantham Gum (Available from health food and home baking supply shops. Asda or Sainsburys sell it too.)
• Wooden Spoon
• Measuring jug / jugs and a bucket.
If you want more or less bubble mix scale up or down the ingredients as required.
How to mix your bubble juice for superb giant bubbles
Add to your powders Two tablespoons of glycerine. It doesn't matter if you put slightly more in. using the handle of a teaspoon carefully stir the powders and Glycerine together. you want to create a smooth mix with no lumps. this may take a minute or two. this is called 'Slurrying' this will stop the Xantham Gum from clumping when added to the water.
Use the teaspoon you used earlier to scrape all the mix into the bucket.
Continue stirring every 2 -
Carefully pour some of this mix into suitable containers and go and have lots of bubble fun.
While this mix is ready to go after following steps 1 -
Don't forget to post some pictures of you and your family having lots of bubbly fun on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/believeabubble
Any unused mix can be bottled and stored in a cool dry place out of sunlight for a few weeks. Empty pop or milk bottles rinsed and dried are perfect or this. Just be sure to take the labels off and write clearly on the bottle ‘BUBBLE JUICE -
Also it’s a good idea NOT bottle or store used mix as this will deteriorate and 'go off' very quickly
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