Sunday Snapshot — You MUST Try This!


If you do only ONE thing this Summer, you MUST do this!!

Everything we needed to make the bubble wands came from the hardware store — eye hooks, wooden dowels, butcher’s twine, and a washer. That’s it!!
A game of bubble tag just never gets old!

Here’s a short video showing how to make mega bubbles:

Special thanks to Childhood Magic for the inspiration behind today’s Sunday Snapshot!

I don’t know who had more fun……. us, or the kids??

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!!

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Comments

  1. brookie says:

    My two year old will FLIP for this. Can't wait to try it.

  2. CHILDHOOD MAGIC says:

    your bubbles look awesome!! So much fun isn't it??

  3. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ brookie — My 2 year old thought this was a BLAST!! Have fun!! :-)

    @ Childhood Magic — It's fantastic!!! xoxo :-)

  4. Crafty Auntie Creates says:

    I had a giant bubble wand when I was a kid. I had no idea that you could make one. What fun! Thanks for the information. I'll have to try it!

  5. Did you use store bought bubbles or make your own? If you made them, will you post the recipe?
    Thanks!!

  6. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ Marie — We used homemade bubble solution. To make your own mega bubble solution, you will need: 6 cups distilled water, 2 cups Joy dishwashing detergent, 5-6 drops of glycerin. Very simple and they work very well!! Have FUN!! :-)

  7. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ Crafty Auntie Creates — We've made Spring Shaped Bubble Wands before too! –> Instructions to Make Your Own Here.

  8. Raising a Happy Child says:

    Wow. Those bubbles look awesome. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. MaryAnne says:

    Looks amazing – we definitely need to try this!

  10. Pretty.

  11. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ Raising a Happy Child — They are so much fun! We're taking the bubble wands and solution to my parents house to try making some there too. It never gets old! :-)

    @ MaryAnne — You will have so much fun!! (And so will the kids…) ;-)

  12. These are on my to do list – they look awesome!

  13. An Almost Unschooling Mom says:

    It's on my summer must-do list, but I can see I'm going to have to move it right to the top. Those bubbles are amazing!

  14. Sooo much fun…and fantastic pictures!

  15. We must try this!! My girls will go crazy!!

  16. we went to a mad science party where they did this… did you know that if you add 3 tablespoons of salt to the bubble mic it makes bigger bubbles? too cool!!!

  17. (V.Kerr) School Time Adventures says:

    WOW!!!!! This is great timing. We are doing B the bear blows bubbles and I had your recipe from before and to make these huge ones…just a beautiful bonus!

  18. angelina says:

    awesome. ariella has wonderful tutes. maybe we will give it a go come summertime…xx

  19. Christy says:

    Amazing!

  20. Lindsay says:

    I can't wait to make these!!

  21. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ Sophie — I didn't know about the salt trick! That's soooo neat!!! :-)

  22. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ V. Kerr — What perfect timing!! Have fun! xoxo :-)

  23. Wonder Mom says:

    Hmmmm…this looks like an essential item we will need to take to our upcoming family reunion…Bubbles can ONLY bring a family closer together…

  24. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ Wonder Mom — I completely and totally agree!! What fun!!! :-)

  25. Artistmama says:

    That is awesome! I so want to try this!

    Becca

  26. Awesome! Your pics turned out great- looks like so much fun.

  27. FANTASTIC FUN!! Such beauty!
    I wanted you to know i have an Award waiting for you over at my blog.
    Thanks for the lovely momments you have shared and i look forward to many more! xx
    Pipxx
    @Worms-eye View

  28. FANTASTIC FUN!! Such beauty!
    I wanted you to know i have an Award waiting for you over at my blog.
    Thanks for the lovely momments you have shared and i look forward to many more! xx
    Pipxx
    @Worms-eye View

  29. Tricia Orchard says:

    We will be trying this for sure! I am curious to know if you made your won bubble mixture or if you used a store bought one? If you made it yourself, do you mind sharing your recipe? I have not been able to find a great homemade recipe on line!

    Thanks,
    Tricia

  30. Tricia Orchard says:

    ME again. I just came across the link to a bubble recipe on the Childhood Magic website. I will try that recipe.

    Thanks,
    Tricia

  31. Anonymous says:

    this looks so cool!

    Brianna

  32. A Crafter and Artist says:

    Great timing on this post today. Also checked out the posting on Childhood Magic.
    Spent our morning making bubble sticks and using them. To see our results you can watch our posting at ~http://countryfun.edublogs.org/2010/07/19/summer-science/

  33. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ Pip — Thank you so much!! That's so sweet of you and it totally made my day! xoxo :-)

    @ Tricia Orchard — We made our own bubble solution, as we have many times before. I think it works a lot better than store bought. Just some water, Joy detergent, and a few drops of glycerin. Have fun!!

  34. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ A Crafter and Artist — Wow!! Looks like you guys had a blast too! That makes me VERY happy! :-)

  35. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming says:

    Love this idea! I can not wait to try it! Thansk for sharing – Amazing photos! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  36. Just Breathe says:

    Oh my, what large bubbles!

  37. That does look like awesome fun. I was all in 'til I read you said glycerin. I'm assuming I can find that at Michael's??? Gosh, it sucks being lazy. Can I send my kids to visit you for a few weeks. You can have a frugal summer camp. Five to 10 kids two weeks at a time. :-D We'll be your first to test out the camp for you.

  38. the laughter of my kids makes me happy

  39. following you on twitter at rosidentevil

  40. I love these and my son would be in heaven with those huge bubbles!! Definitely going to have to try it!!! I featured this on my friday favorites!
    http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-favorites_23.html

  41. ohh my goodness, I loved making these wands, and had at least as much fun as the children, and I love how well these bubbles come out in pictures…

  42. I saw this on the video and it looks like so much fun! You’re right, the game of bubbles never gets old!

    • LOL After we got done shooting that segment, the security guards and camera guys had fun making bubbles with me too! We were like a bunch of little kids! :-)

  43. Hi Valerie! Katie from Katie’s Nesting Spot, just wanted to let you know I included this and the watermelon wrapping paper in an upcoming summer themed post over on ABC & 123. You’re credited and linked, as usual. Hope it continues to be okay to feature you and your amazing ideas!

  44. kathy days says:

    Made these this morning and had so much fun! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  45. I finally got our post up about our bubble day. Wanted to share the the joy you shared with us. Thank you!
    http://viewsfromtheporch.blogspot.com/2010/09/so-we-missed-national-bubble-week.html

  46. Wanting to try this project this week and came back to look up details. Childhood Magic link isn’t working for me – says no blog exists at that location, but I browsed comments and remember enough to make it work (I hope). Should be fun!

  47. Tried to open up Childhood Magic blog and couldn’t =( I totally want to make this wand… any advice?

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