Giant Bubble Liquid
1/2 c Joy or Dawn dish detergent
5 c Water; distilled is best
2 tbsp Glycerin
Mix the dish
detergent with the water. (Measure carefully, it makes a big difference.
Stir. Add the glycerin (you can usually get this in a drug store), this
makes more durable bubbles. You can bend a wire coat hanger into a circle
and wind a string around it. Depending on how big you make your circle,
you get great big bubbles. The string helps in getting the liquid to stay
on the circle. You can also use straws and string-Tie a 2 1/2 foot length
of string through 2 straws and unleash square bubbles. The trick is to dip
your string and straw thing into the solution, then wave it through the
air. Break the bubble off by flipping the apparatus up a bit. Plain straws
make good bubble pipes. Also try using the plastic strawberry baskets,
they make lots of little bubbles. It is fun to experiment with all
different bubble makers. Big-time bubble making is a bit like fishing.
You'll have much better luck in cool wet weather. Early evenings,
nighttime and early mornings are often good. Just after a rain is ideal.
Don't throw any leftovers away either. The longer your solution
sits, the better it gets.