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    • Fireworks Bubbles- Glow in the Dark Bubble Recipe!

      Waiting for the fireworks to begin during various celebrations can be a difficult time for the little ones. Since age is a factor in deciding whether or not to let them play with sparklers, why not spark their interest with something a bit more safe and just as fun- Glow in the Dark Bubbles that Bounce!

      You'll Need:

      * 1 cup water
      * 1 Tablespoon Dawn dish soap
      * 1 Teaspoon of glycerin
      * straw or bubble wand
      * 1 clean glove (or sock) - (this is to keep the bubble from popping)
      * 2 Tbs Water Based Glow in the Dark Paint

      First, let me start of by saying, if you know that you have Hard or Soft water you'll need to use Distilled water instead. If you have nice spring water that isn't loaded with chemicals or minerals, use your tap water.

      Glycerin can be found in the pharmacy section of most big box stores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, etc. It's relatively cheap and lasts forever.

      Mix water, Dish soap and glycerin in a jar until well combined, divide in half into 2 jars. Add 1 Tbs Water Based Glow paint to each jar (to make 2 different colors!), mix well.

      Cover and let jars set for 24 hours before using.


      Place jar in the sunlight if possible several hours before blowing bubbles.

      For BEST Results, blow them around a black light and they'll REALLY Glow brightly.

      Alternate Recipe Using a Highlighter:
      * 1 cup water
      * 2 Tablespoons Dawn dish soap
      1/2 tsp Glycerin
      * 1 Bright Yellow Highlighter
      * straw or bubble wand

      Pull the end cap off a highlighter and pull out the yellow spongy middle containing the ink. Place it in a bowl with 1 cup of water, soak it for about 30 minutes to remove as much of the ink as possible.
      Add 2 tablespoons of Dawn Dish soap and 1/2 tsp glycerin, mixing well. Bubbles made with this solution will only glow under a black light.

      Alternate Recipe Using a Glow Stick:


      (Please note, it's not recommended to break open glow sticks as they can contain small pieces of broken glass, so if you're using this one, ensure the kids aren't sticking their fingers into the solution!)

      * 1 cup water
      * 2 Tablespoons Dawn dish soap
      * 1 Teaspoon of glycerin
      * 1 Glow Stick
      * straw or bubble wand

      Mix water, Dish soap and glycerin in a jar until well combined. Cover jar and let set 24 hours. Just prior to use activate a glow stick, carefully cut the end off and pour it into the bubble mixture. Stir well & Blow Bubbles!

      Learn how to make Patriotic Bubble Blowers

      Can Stock Photo Inc. / 72soul
      Comments 10 Comments
      1. Ivonna's Avatar
        Ivonna -
        This sounds great.Im going to give this to all the kids at the fourth of july party.
      1. HRahn918's Avatar
        HRahn918 -
        My kids love blowing bubbles! I'm excited to try this!
      1. HRahn918's Avatar
        HRahn918 -
        My 6 year old and I made these today and I followed the recipe with paint exactly, and they are too thin to make bubbles, any suggestions?
      1. Jane's Avatar
        Jane -
        Quote Originally Posted by HRahn918 View Post
        My 6 year old and I made these today and I followed the recipe with paint exactly, and they are too thin to make bubbles, any suggestions?
        As it says in the directions, Cover and let jars set for 24 hours before using.
      1. MarshHen's Avatar
        MarshHen -
        This is awsome! Can't wait to try this, I know the kids will love it!
      1. GR33N's Avatar
        GR33N -
        This is better than firecrackers!! Super safe!
      1. Rello's Avatar
        Rello -
        Quote Originally Posted by HRahn918 View Post
        My 6 year old and I made these today and I followed the recipe with paint exactly, and they are too thin to make bubbles, any suggestions?
        Could it be not enough soap. ?? The other recipes say 2 tablespoons of soap but the first one only has 1. ??
      1. Tammy9804's Avatar
        Tammy9804 -
        We are sure going to try this for our festivities this year.
      1. RosemaryB's Avatar
        RosemaryB -
        Maybe use more soap
      1. cshutts's Avatar
        cshutts -
        This is a great ideas!! Sometimes the simpler things are the best!!


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