Kids Corner with Angelique: Fun with Bubbles

Welcome to Kid’s Corner with me, Angelique! This time, we’ll look at a “kid” activity that all ages can appreciate! Need a break? Then head outside for an adventure and try something new this week!

What is it about bubbles that captures our attention? That put a smile on our faces, send us racing towards them, and always, always hurtles us back to our childhood no matter our age…?

When I think of bubbles, I hear children’s laughter, see smiling faces and arms outstretched in attempts to catch that one, shiny, rainbow-colored and illusive bubble. Memories of summers past, science experiments of our own bubble creations, and even a family fun-run through oceans of bubbles that in the end would leave us as human tie-dye prints, from our shoes to the tops of our heads.

So put down your work, set aside your phones and head on outside to try some of the bubble activities below. Let time stop for you and just allow yourself to fall into play, to create, and to be in the moment.

Here is a recipe for making your own bubble mix at home:

  • 1 cup liquid dish soap
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons glycerin
  • 3 tablespoons organic, granulated white sugar

Store any leftover bubble solution in the fridge; it will last about a month.

Try using different types of bubble wands and see what happens!

Using different materials from around the house, try some bubble painting! You will need:

  • Water
  • Dish soap
  • Sugar
  • Food coloring
  • Straws
  • Small cups
  • Paper

Add a few drops of food coloring into each cup, add water, pinch of sugar, small amount of dish soap and mix well.

Blow bubbles through straw and once it’s over the cups edge, lay the paper over top and gently press down.

Repeat a few times to overlap the colors.

What are some things you can do with bubbles? Share your creations and ideas with the Lafayette Public Library on Instagram by tagging @laflibraryco!

Thanks for playing, and see you next time!

– Angelique

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