January 23, 2013

Bouncing Bubbles


This winter I have made multiple effort to freeze bubbles.  All have FAILED! Well the most recent one wasn't a complete failure.  I think the bubbles were starting to freeze, and I figured if they were cold to start with it would work.  I shoved them in the fridge over night only to be met with a warmer day the next day! So freezing bubbles will have to wait again.  

However, it wasn't a complete failure because we did get some bouncing bubbles out of the mix! The recipe I found online for touchable bubbles called for:

2 C bubble solution
1.5 C water
4 T corn syrup
4 T dish soap

This did NOT make touchable bubbles! I threw in 4 T of glycerin just to see what would happen, and they BOUNCE! They aren't as touchable as the touchable bubbles you buy in the store, but they bounce a lot better!  They were actually hard to catch because they would bounce off your hand.  Bria was able to catch a few while Eli were more concerned with popping them, and Nadia just wanted to watch for some reason.

 

If you are trying to catch them I would definitely wear gloves; they seem to stick a little better that way. And don't be discouraged if the first one or five bounce away!


They also do leave a sticky film when they pop just like the store bought ones.



It was a fun surprise from a failed experiment, and I will still be trying to freeze the bubbles as soon as the cold weather returns!



32 comments:

  1. How fun!!! We will definitely be trying this.

    Thanks for linking up to the Hearts for Home blog hop!

    Blessings!

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    1. Thanks for co-hosting Heather! I hope it works for you; try a day with little wind if you want to catch them!

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  2. oh fun! Can't wait to try this out. My kids (and my dog) LOVE bubbles. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I hope you have a great time! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. That looks like so much fun! What a great idea. :)

    -Bobbi

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    1. Thanks for visiting Bobbi! It was fun to watch them bounce around!

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  4. Love the excited looks on their little faces! Looks like they greatly enjoyed this.

    Thanks for linking up at Sharing Saturday!

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    1. They did have a great time! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I have this idea pinned from another blog post-- Thanks for reminding me : ) I know my kids would love this as much as yours did!

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    1. I hope you get a chance to do it, and I hope it works for you! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Aw, what a fun project! I would love to see a video:) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I should have taken one. We still have some bubble solution, so I may have to do that! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. What a fun experiment, my kids would love this! Thanks for linking up at Share it Saturday!

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  8. Bubbles are the best! Bouncing ones...even better! Thank you for hosting! Happy to be following you via GFC and looking forward to more!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and following!

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  9. This is a fun post, and your pictures are great. :) Following/visiting from the Raising Imperfection hop.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and following!

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  10. Leave it to you to come up with such a fun idea! Love it! I remember one toy store had something similar that they were sampling and my kids were so fascinated by it. I have pinned this and maybe I will wrap a little science behind the magic into the lesson and share it with you Ashley.

    Thank you for linking up to the brand new Hearts for Home Blog Hop!

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    1. A lot of our crazy experiments do seem to turn into new fun things! lol I hope you get a chance to try it with your kids; I am sure they would enjoy it! Thanks for hosting and visiting!

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  11. My little one is crazy for bubbles but I haven't attempted making the, on my own yet but one of my friends thinks she replicated ones from the store that stay up for a long time. Hours later and they are still sitting around our house!

    Thanks for hosting with us this week!!

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    1. You should try! I would love for your friend to share her recipe! Thanks for hosting every week!

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  12. Such a cute idea ... even if it was a failed experiment!

    Thank you for sharing this blog post with Raising Imperfection today :)

    xoxo
    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Sometimes failures turn out pretty good! Thank you for hosting each week!

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  13. I have never even contemplated freezing bubbles, how funny! I bet you will get it eventually, you seem rather determined.

    Following you via google + and found you on Raising Reagan.

    xoxo tiffani
    www.tiffanigoff.com

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    1. I think I just need the weather to cooperate now! Thanks for the encouragement!

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  14. I tried to freeze bubbles too but failed as well :( You have lifted my spirits and I will try again. We'll give bouncing bubbles a try as well. That's one of the benefits of being with children, they rarely care if our activities fail as long as they are FUN.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one! I will definitely post if I get it to work! Let me know if you do as well! These are fun to watch as they bounce off trees and stuff instead of popping though! Thanks for visiting!

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  15. Fun winter activity! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks for hosting and visiting Diana!

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  16. Very cool! Where do you get glycerin??? Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase!

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    1. I had to order mine from amazon, but I have been told you can find it at a craft store or in a health food store. Thanks for visiting!

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