Thursday, July 03, 2008

Fun with Bubbles!

To make strong bubbles, use:

1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon dishwashing liquid
1/2 cup of water

Dissolve sugar in water, then mix in dishwashing liquid. Place in fridge for 5 minutes to make the bubbles last longer.

The sugar apparently stops the bubbles popping as quickly because it slows down the evaporation. We also learnt that bubbles last longer if it's raining because of the humidity in the air.

So with strong bubbles, you get to do this:

Make sure the base of the glass is wet otherwise the bubble will pop.

Wet the end of the straw in the bubble mixture, and then you can insert it straight into the bubble!

Blow gently and voila, ..

a bubble within a bubble!!

And we get to call this science :)


Jayne said...

Looks like someone had a fun time ;)

The Tin House said...

thanks for the recipe. I know some men who'll get a lot of joy out of this game. Lisa x

Kez said...

lol we both did Jayne :)

Lisa - enjoy!

Shez said...

THANK YOU!!. We are going to try your mixture.
Shez from Homeschooled Twins