We haven’t had much time away for adventures lately, so this weekend for Father’s Day we decided to stay home and do some fun home activities. Awhile back I ran across a You Tube video that featured a recipe to make your own bubble solution. Not only that, but it contained an idea on how to make a string based bubble rig. I figured I would try it out with the my oldest and my niece. It seemed straight forward so I didn’t have much to lose. It turns out after all was said and done, this really was a giant bubble recipe that works!
The giant bubble recipe that works is pretty straightforward with only 4 main ingredients: liquid dish soap, guar gum, baking powder, and water. I had pretty much everything on hand except the guar gum. What in the heck is that? It turns out it’s a gluten free food thickening agent that many health food folks use instead of corn starch. According to the packaging, it has 8 times the thickening power. So where in the world would I find the ingredient that is key to a giant bubble recipe that works? Apparently any health foods store. Believe me I called to four different supermarkets and then finally called a Love’s foods to make sure they actually had it before venturing out to the store. I only needed a tablespoon, and $11 for a one pound bag seems like a bit much. I figured I was already there so I might as well buy it. For future reference, Amazon has is much cheaper. (Link Below) Continue reading