Bubble Blowing Basics
- Dip the wand in the mixture.
- Lift the wand and tilt it upward causing the small ring on the pole to slide
down, opening the strings.
- Turn in a circle to ascertain which way the wind is blowing.
- Once the bubble starts to form, move the wand in the opposite direction of the
wind and the bubble. This should produce a long bubble.
- Begin blowing a bubble as described above.
- As soon as the bubble comes out, cut it off by slowly pointing the wand in a
downward direction. This will cut off the bubble.
- Tilt the wand upward once more to blow the next bubble. Bubbles will continue
to form as long as there is solution on the fabric.
- Important! Dip the wand in the mixture. Do not stir as this will cause the
fabric to tangle and you will blow smaller bubbles.
- Good bubbles need lots of humidity. (We definitely have that in Florida!)
- Thicken your bubble mixture if your bubbles seem
to break quickly.
- If there is an updraft, the bubble will rise. There is little that you
can do - the bubble is dependent on the elements.
- If it is windy, stay in the backyard where perhaps a fence or trees will
block the wind. Gusty wind will pull the bubbles apart and actually prevent
you from blowing bubbles.
- Another interesting facet is that bubbles will die if they touch anything
dry and stay alive if they hit anything wet. You can
catch a small bubble on the end of the wand because the wand is wet. The bubbles
will actually bounce on water and then form a half dome.
The wand fabric will eventually tangle. This is usually due to stirring the
wand in the bubble mixture. If the fabric does tangle, grasp each string below the
tangle, let go of the wand and let the fabric unwind (kind of like unwinding your
telephone cord). If all else fails, pull off the cap holding the strings. When
you replace the cap, make sure that the weight, which is the large ring, is on the