My kids love summer! They often boast how school free summer days are the best. I firmly believe learning opportunities are always available, regardless the season. We don’t always need a text book to discover and learn.
Along with enjoying summer activities around our community, we also spend a lot of time at home. Although the littles are good at keeping themselves occupied, I like to throw in a few activities.
This week I emptied a laundry bottle and decided it was time to make bubbles. I was all over Pinterest looking for a recipe that would use ingredients I had on hand. Most did not recommend Dawn dish soap, and that’s what I use. Yes, I’m a dish soap snob and only buy Dawn.
Playing around with the common ingredients for bubbles, I came up with my own mix.
12 cups water
1 cup Dawn Ultra
1 cup Karo syrup
Pour all of the ingredients into the clean laundry bottle. Give the bottle a good shake to mix. Let sit for about an hour.
Little Bear was quite pleased she could easily refill her bubble dish from the recycled bottle. She volunteered to test the mix and was delighted with the results. The bubbles were so impressive the boys wanted in on the action.
Not satisfied with small bubble wands we embarked on a new project. Dad added eye screws to the ends of some wooden dowels and we looped them with string. We only had nylon string, so used cotton yarn on a second set to test if there would be a difference.
The littles learned cotton was more absorbent and resulted in better, and bigger bubbles.
The bubbles were easy to make, and are providing hours of summer fun!!