Thursday, August 1, 2013

Blowing Bubbles/Seifenblasen

This afternoon Flora spilled all her bubble liquid and was in tears because she really wanted to blow bubbles. So I remembered our playgroup days at Spence's Farm where we learned how to make our own bubble solution. It's actually very easy, you just have to have some glycerin at hand.

  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbsp dish detergent
  • 2 tbsp glycerin
Mix all ingredients gently and you are ready to blow.  

Heute nachmittag hat Flora ihre Seifenblasen verschüttet und war untröstlich.  Sie wollte doch so gerne Seifenblasen machen!  Glücklicheweise fiel mir ein, daß wir in unserer Spielgruppe in North Carolina bei Spence's Farm gelernt hatten, wie man Seifenblasen selber machen kann, wenn man Glyzerin zur Hand hat.  

Man nehme:
  • 250 ml Wasser
  • 60 ml Geschirrspülmittel
  • 30 ml Glyzerin
Alles gut, aber nicht zu fest, mischen und dann blasen.  



  1. Hi Eva! A couple of days ago we wanted to blow bubbles and so we decided to make some also! I didn't have any glycerin on hand and so I just added extra dish detergent, which worked. We also didn't have a wand on hand, so my twelve year old daughter decided to make one out of a thin fruit tree branch. She bent it into a circle with a handle and tied it with fake sinew. It works great! And we had a very happy three old. That is, until her liquid spilled too (all over the kitchen floor-- which helps with cleaning the floor, of course:)) -- Barbara

  2. Hello Barbara,

    I heard that just dish detergent will also work, but I think you need a good quality one. I have also heard that you can replace corn syrup for the glycerin, but I haven't tried it. We don't use corn syrup.

    Your daughter's invention is ingenious. When reading your description, I suddenly remembered that we also made wands in the same playgroup. Our teacher also used a branch and twisted it, but the handle was simply very tightly twisted twig. We then covered the twig (loop and handle) with cotton yarn. I looked very pretty and worked quite well.

    I feel sorry for your three year old. For a little one that is the end of the world!

    Funny, we did the same activity!


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