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How to Make a Giant Bubble Maker

With a few household items, you can make supersized, gigantic soap bubbles.


  • TIP: Weather plays a factor. The hotter the temperature and higher the humidity, the better your bubbles will be.
  • Step 1: Gently close the loop by bringing the dowels back together to release your giant bubble. Don't worry if you don't get perfect bubbles right away. It just takes a little practice.
  • FACT: Belgian physicist Joseph A.F. Plateau published a two-volume work summarizing decades of research into soap bubbles in 1873.
  • Step 2: Hold the dowels together and submerge the 6.5-foot and 3.5-foot lengths of string in the solution. Remove the strings and then slowly wave the bubble maker, holding a dowel in each hand, and slowly pulling them apart as the bubble forms inside of the string.
  • Step 3: Mix 1 cup of liquid dish soap, 12 cups of water, and 1/4 cup of glycerin in the bucket. For the best results, let the solution sit overnight.
  • TIP: You can use duct tape to secure the string in place.
  • Step 4: Cut an 18-inch-long piece of string and tie it to the other ends of the dowels, about an inch from the ends.
  • Step 5: Cut a 6 1/2-foot length of string and tie the ends to the 3 1/2-foot-long piece of string, about half an inch from the dowels.
  • Step 6: Cut a 3.5-foot-long piece of string and tie one end to one dowel and the other end to the other dowel, about 1/2 inch from the ends.

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