Find Your Inner Bubble Inventor!
Everyone is inventive. Everyone is creative. Everyone loves bubbles. Match creativity and inventiveness with a fascination of bubbles and you end up with lots of fun inventing that everyone can enjoy. So, what do you need to start inventing with bubbles? Fancy equipment? No. Bubble Machines? Not exactly. Believe it or not, you already have a complete bubble laboratory with everything you’ll need to explore your bubble inventions.
So, what do you need to start inventing with bubbles? Fancy equipment? No. Bubble Machines? Not exactly. Believe it or not, you already have a complete bubble laboratory with everything you’ll need to explore your bubble inventions.
And where is this secret bubble lab just waiting for our experiments? This magical place is better known as the kitchen. Yes, your kitchen can be your own invention lab. As the 18th Century image above suggests, people have been turning kitchens into bubble labs for hundreds of years. Benjamin Franklin and his mentor James Logan studied the optical properties of bubbles. These experiments later contributed to Franklin’s invention of bifocal glasses in 1784.
While you have everything you need in the kitchen, bubble experiments can get a bit wet and soapy. We recommend preparing your bubble solution in the kitchen, then take your bubble solution outside for blowing bubbles. Remember to get permission from an adult before starting your experiments.
Suggested Bubble Building Materials
- Clean hands
- Safety glasses or even sunglasses (to protect your eyes)
- Bucket or large bowl
- A parent or adult to assist you
Let The Bubbles Begin…
Try the Spark!Lab Bubble Recipe below, or experiment with your own bubble recipes.
- 1/3 cup Joy® or Dawn® dishwashing liquid
- 1/2 gallon of water
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking powder (not baking soda)