Pep Bou, the bubble whiz behind Bubble Magic, shares with us eight creative ways on how we can create our own bubble magic at home.

Pep Bou - Creator of Bubble Magic

Learn the magic of bubble making with your child. Time for some bubbly fun!

#1 Making bubbles with recycled materials

What you need:

  • 2-litre plastic bottle
  • Washing-up liquid
  • 100 cl mineral water
  • 7 cl washing-up liquid (Fairy)
  • 5 cl glycerine

bubble manual by pep bou

What to do:

  • Stir well
  • Remove the foam with a skimmer

Making bubbles with tubes and rings

Tubes

What you need:

  • Normal or bamboo straw
  • Tube inside a roll of kitchen or aluminum paper
  • Small or large bottle of mineral water with top & bottom cut off
  • Tubes of any material

What to do:

  • Dip the tube only once into the soap mixture (if you do it more times, it makes a lot of foam).
  • Blow with the tube slightly away from your mouth.
  • This makes the bubble inflate faster.
  • Keep the tube horizontal.
  • To release the bubble, stop blowing and lift the tube up. Fan the bubble with your hand or a piece of board to make the bubble rise up.

Rings

What to do:

  • Take a soft & thick wire and make a circle with a handle.
  • Wrap the handle with adhesive tape and the loop with fabric tape or cotton string.
  • 2 sticks or rods joined together with string to make a big ring.

Tip: Before making bubbles, practice first by blowing gently into the palm of your hand, checking the direction of your breath. Remember to do it gently!

#2 Bubbles Created from Tubes

What to do:

  • Before making bubbles, practice first by blowing gently into the palm of your hand, checking the direction of your breath.
  • Dip the tube only once into the soap mixture (if you do it more times, it makes a lot of foam).
  • Blow with the tube slightly away from your mouth. This makes the bubble inflate faster. Keep the tube horizontal.
  • To release the bubble, stop blowing and lift the tube up. Fan the bubble with your hand or a piece of board to make the bubble rise up.
  • Remember to do it gently!

How to create bubbles with children

#3 Bubble inside another bubble

  • Bubbles can hit into and bounce against each other.
  • They can stick together, making a double bubble .
  • They might also join together into a single bubble.

What you can do:

  • Make 2 bubbles that float in the air and fan them so they run into each other and then try to reproduce all 3 cases.
  • You can also do it with 2 bubbles resting on top of 2 glasses.

How to create soap bubbles with children

#4 Create a coloured shadow bubble

What you need:

  • White cloth

What you can do:

  • Observe how the colours keep changing until it pops
  • Try putting some objects between the bubbles and it’s shadow
  • Try making shadow puppets with your hands

Tip: The cup or base has to be nice before you can try to make your bubbles ‘sit’ on it

How to make bubbles with children

#5 Touching the bubbles without bursting them

These bubbles must be about the size of an orange or smaller and you have to make them with a small-diameter tube (2 or 3 cm).

If you put on a pair of wool gloves, you’ll see how the bubbles bounce off them.

Bubbles also rest and bounce on carpets, rugs and wool or cotton jumpers.

Games you can play:

  • Juggling game
  • Bubble on the finger
  • Tickling the bubble
  • Bubbles will stay on top of curly hair

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#6 Making bubbles with loops

What you can do:

  • Dip the ring into a plate filled with the soap liquid (example: the trays under planters)
  • Game open to invention and experimentation
  • Soapy choreography

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In a group: A resistant plastic frame on top of a table filled with your soap liquid (at least 5 cm)

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#7 Castle of bubbles

Making big bubbles on a table surface!

What you need:

  • Table
  • A tube – The tube for blowing your bubbles has to be long with a diameter of at least 5 cm

What to do:

  • Moisten the table surface well
  • Dip the tube into the container with the soap liquid and make sure it is nice and wet for making your concentric circles.
  • The central light should be quite powerful so that you can see the colours well that are given off by your bubbles.
  • Blow the bubbles gently and watch how the rainbow colours shimmer and move.

Creating bubble magic with kids

Central light – Table covered in white plastic

  • Watch the rainbow of colours of the bubbles
  • Make concentric bubbles
  • Make a bunch of bubbles all joined together

#8 It’s raining bubbles!

Making bubbles outdoors. Making huge long bubbles is fun especially on a windy day.

What you need:

  • Bucket with soap liquid
  • You’ll have to close your rods to set your bubble free.

What to do:

  • Each person will find their own personal style of making bubbles.
  • Experiment and have fun making them.
  • Watch them calmly.
  • Share their beauty with your friends by agreeing to make them together and you won’t stop gasping and saying: Oh! Oh! Oooooh!

creative ways to create bubbles at home

Let bubbles be with us always!

Images and original text (in Spanish) by Pep Bou, creator of Bubble Magic.

Pep Bou Bubble Magic Creator