This is a really fun project to do in the summer. The campers at summer camp just loved this!
Mix the following ingredients in a small swimming pool, or plastic sandbox that is about the size of a hula hoop. (The hula hoop will need to fit inside of the pool. You do not want the pool too big, or the bubble solution will spread out too much).
- about 5 gallons of water (tap water works fine)
- 2 giant bottles (about 10 oz each) of Dawn original dish soap (the blue kind)
- 2 bottles of glycerin (You can usually find this at Wal-Mart in the first-aid section)
After mixing this together, let sit for one day, or more. The solution seems to work better after sitting for a few days. Also, make sure to mix the solution before you try to make the bubbles.
Place a stool, or milk crate in the middle of the bubble solution pool. Place the hula-hoop around the stool. Have the child stand (carefully) on the stool, then pull up the hula-hoop for a giant bubble surrounding the child!
This is usually easier with two people to pull the hula-hoop up. We placed pipe cleaners on the edge of the hula-hoop as “holders” to make it easier to grab. At camp, we let some of the older “helpers” pull up the hula-hoop to make the bubbles.