Giant Bubble Liquid
½ cup Joy or Dawn* dish detergent
5 cups water; distilled is best
2 tbsp Glycerine
Mix the dish detergent with the water. (Measure carefully,
it makes a big difference. Stir. Add the glycerine (you can
usually get this in a drug store), this makes more durable bubbles.
You can bend a wire coat hanger into a circle and wind a string
around it. Depending on how big you make your circle, you get
great big bubbles. The string helps in getting the liquid to
stay on the circle. You can also use straws and string - tie
a 2 ½ foot length of string through 2 straws and unleash
square bubbles. The trick is to dip your string and straw thing
into the solution, then wave it through the air. Break the bubble
off by flipping the apparatus up a bit. Plain straws make good
bubble pipes. Also try using the plastic strawberry baskets,
they make lots of little bubbles. It is fun to experiment with
all different bubble makers. Big-time bubble making is a bit
like fishing. You'll have much better luck in cool wet weather.
Early evenings, nighttime and early mornings are often good.
Just after a rain is ideal. Don't throw any leftovers away either.
The longer your solution sits, the better it gets.