I've seen lots of sites about making giant bubbles, and always wanted to try it but never really known how to do it. I tried one way that I found online and it didn't work at all. When I was at Toys R Us the other day, I found myself looking at a big bubble wand and wondering if it would really work. Imagine my surprise (and delight) to find this post on Childhood Magic when I got home from the store! I had leftover cotton cording from our clothesline activity, so I cut that into two pieces-one twice as long as the other. When we were at Fleet Farm getting supplies for our water wall I also picked up eye screws and two dowels.
Most big bubble recipes call for glycerin, but I have yet to find a local source to purchase glycerin so I just used regular dish soap and Karo syrup-which is what I use for our bubble solution. It's a bit tougher than regular bubbles so I thought maybe it would work out. The bubbles worked well, but not many of them actually made it off the wand. I'll look around more for glycerin. Maybe it works better. We did have a lot of fun though!