Big Bubble Basics

 Bubble Wand

 Materials: diameter PVC plastic pipe, ribbon. You can get a ten foot length of plastic pipe at Home Depot for $1. I use -1/2 wide ribbed ribbon, not shiny, more rustic, kind of ribbed, from the fabric store for a couple of bucks for six yards.

Sizes in inches

Large

Medium

Small

Tiny

Pipe

60

48

36

24

Long string

90

72

54

36

Short string

45

36

27

18

    

Drill a hole through the pipe down from the end, so you can feed the ribbon / strings through and tie them off on what will be the outside of the wand.

Bubble mix

 1 part ultra-Joy brand or 1-1/2 parts Dawn brand
8 parts pure water
part or less light corn syrup or glycerin
- part commercial bubble mix

 Keep your mix as clean as possible in a covered bucket when not in use. Older mix, at least left out overnight uncovered will make better bubbles.

Technique

 Hold the bubble wand up high, stretching the top ribbon as far apart as it will go. I like to back up and form the bubble this way, assisted by any light breeze. Close the bubble by moving the wands together. You can also stand in one place and circle the wands around you. Bubbling in the morning is best (highest humidity) but bubbling at night with flashlights illuminated the bubbles is also big fun.

 More Info

 My recommended web site for more detailed information is Big Bubble Magic.