Battle of the Bubbles

Are you ready for some bubbly? I'm talking about making your own

bubbles, of course! Around our house, we make bubble solutions pretty

often. We even keep a bottle of Ultra Joy under our sink just for our bubble-making sessions.This weekend, we decided to test out two different solutions: our

standby formula as well as a new recipe. Curious about what our

investigation uncovered?

  1. Ages: 3 - 11

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    After gathering our supplies, Maddie said she'd create the (new) sweet solution--and Trevelyn said he'd make a batch of our family's favorite recipe.

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  • Step 2

    Maddie started out with 3/4 cups of distilled water. (You can use regular water, but distilled water works better.)

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  • Step 3

    Next she added 4 tablespoons of dish soap. (Insider's tip: Supposedly, the regular--not anti-bacterial--formulas of Joy and Dawn are supposed to be the best bubble-making brands.)

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  • Step 4

    She added 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar with a pinch of cornstarch.

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  • Step 5

    Then she stirred up her mixture!

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  • Step 6

    Trevelyn went with our good ol' standby: 1 cup of distilled water, 2 tablespoons dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of glycerin.

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  • Step 7

    Testing.... testing....

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  • Step 8

    Of course, the best test is seeing whether you can make bubbles while blowing raspberries and laughing.

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  • Done!

    And the verdict?
    Maddie: "I think my solution works best!"
    Trevelyn: "I think MY solution works best!"
    Hm...it seems we can't reach consensus: both testers vow that their bubbly is best.
    Well, you know what that means, right? It's time to launch your own scientific investigation!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 9

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