Backyard Activities for Kids

No-Sting Bubbles

No-Sting Bubbles will not burn your kids' eyes if they pop near their faces.
No-Sting Bubbles will not burn your kids' eyes if they pop near their faces.
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The No-Sting Bubbles backyard activity is great for kids of all ages. These bubbles won't sting your eyes if you get some of the mixture near your face (which always seems to happen). This is a great project to do outside on a summer day!

How to Make No-Sting Bubbles

What You'll Need:

  • 1/4 Cup Baby Shampoo (no-sting type)
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Thin Wire
  • Pie Plate

Step One: Mix the baby shampoo, water, and light corn syrup in a bowl. Stir the ingredients gently so you don't create lots of bubbles; let the bubbles settle.

Step Two: Bend an end of a piece of thin wire into a circle; this is your bubble blower.

Step Three: Pour some of the bubble mixture into a pie plate, dip the circle into the bubble mixture, then blow to create some bubbles!

Step Four: For more bubble experimentation, make other shapes out of thin wire. Make a triangle, square, hexagon, or other shape out of the thin wire. See if the bubble shapes are any different depending on the shape of the blower. You can also blow bubbles with a plastic berry basket.

Step Five: Can you find any other things that would make good bubble blowers? Explore and experiment!

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