These days Siya has been learning about insects in her “Art and Farm” and offlate has been a huge fan of bubbles, keeps calling them “bu, bu.” Obviously, who does not like bubbles!! especially when summer is just round the corner and you see some amazing bubble shows in the park. However, as an environment conscious and safe product favoring parent, I am always worried about store bought bubbles as they are infused with chemicals and glycerin.
So for this Sunday-Funday activity we decided to make homemade bubbles with a twist; I wanted to continue her insect learning with bubbles making. Little did w3 knew that you can actually make homemade bubbles without glycerin. The receipe we came up was super simple and made with easy to find ingredients at home- Secret ingredient was HONEY.
Disclaimer – This article does not tell you to drink or taste your bubble solutions. However, if accidently a small quanity is tasted or applied to skin is not harmful. In no circumtances adults or children should try or taste the bubbles as it is not safe to do so.
We read the “Alphabets with Bumble Bee,” book by Kristina Corona. What I loved about it was it incorporated the life and different elements of Bee through Alphabets. Siya kept pointing at the Bee, when I was reading to her, while she was sitting in my lap, a huge accomplishment!! (you know what I mean when you are a parent of an active 16 month old child)
After spending some time learning our ABC in form of Bees, we started making our homemade beebubbles.
Ingredients you need
8 cups filtered water
1 cup of Dr Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap (You can also use Dawn blue soap!!)
2/3 cup honey
Siya loves to help around in the kitchen (I think I have next Rachele Ray in making!!), especially mixing things on the stove.
First, we took a big pan and added water and heated till it was lukewarm. Second, we got it off heat and then added the honey and stired it till it was completely dissolved (Siya, loved doing this part of the activity!!). Thirdly, very slowly, I added the dish soap so I didnt create too much foam (this is the key step to a good bubble solution,). Finally, I lightly stired it to make sure everything was mixed well, and VO LA!! the beebubble for ready. We let it still for a while (3-4 hrs) before we used the solution.
Siya, had a blast getting showered with bubbles with her friends and as a parent I was not worried about unnecessary chemicals touching her. This Sunday-Funday activity was a great start to the summer as we learnt about bees in a fun and interactive way.
Try this out with your kids!! and share your thoughts with us. Share with us, how your kids started their summer or or do you have your own homemade bubble receipe.