Claire is nutty about bubbles. Like, certifiably insane. She could sit outside and blow bubbles for hours. (Actually, she’s terrible at blowing them – she kind of goes, “fffft!” at the wand, and usually just succeeds in getting covered in bubble solution. Same goes for dandelions.) Despite her lack of skill, bubbles still make her ridiculously happy.
We finally tried our hand at homemade bubble mix. (Because I finally found Karo corn syrup at Nakumatt – woo hoo!) I did lots of internet searching on bubble mix recipes, and found out that making bubbles is not an exact science. The common agreement is that you need water, dish soap, and corn syrup – but the exact combination of these ingredients depends on a host of factors, from brand of dish soap to altitude (believe it or not).
In the end, I just eyeballed what I saw on an episode of Sesame Street, and used 2 cups of water, 1 cup of dish soap (Astonish Citrus, which is sometimes available in Nakumatt), and 1/4 cup of Karo syrup. Success!
If you can’t find Karo corn syrup (and you probably won’t), you could try glycerin (maybe not thick enough) or another kind of sugar syrup (golden syrup, maybe?). If you do try one of these, please let me know how it works!
Note: Remember this week’s post about our amazing artist’s easel? Willis (the fundi who made our easel) wrote to me today, thanking me for sending him so much business. His exact words, “Tara, how did you do this? Imagine I had over 20 calls today! Thanks so much!” Obviously, this was not a sponsored post, but I am SO happy to be able to help Willis grow his business and support his family. I really do believe he does amazing work, and I hope you all love it as much as we do. Thanks for such a huge response! Enjoy your easels and whatever other carpentry projects you’re working on!