Get Ready for Red, White, and Bubbles!

If you’re anything like me, you’re already looking forward to celebrating the Fourth of July next week with a big ol’ family picnic, colorful sparklers, and a beautiful fireworks display.

But for kids, every day feels like a holiday when they’ve got bubbles! And there’s no need to supply them with a store-bought solution. You can help them stir up a never-ending supply right at home using this simple recipe. Then let ‘em rip!

Mix together 2 parts dishwashing liquid, 2 parts water, and 1 part vegetable oil in a shallow bowl or tub. Then have the kids dip their bubble blowers into the fabulous fluid, and make lots and lots of marvelous, miraculous bubbles.

If you don’t already have bubble blowers on hand, no problem! When I was a kid, my friends and I used to make giant bubble blowers by bending a wire clothes hanger into a circle (more or less), leaving the hook in place to use as a handle. Then we’d dip the loop into the bubble solution, and draw it gently through the air—making the biggest bubbles you’ve ever seen.

You can also use plastic berry baskets for bubble blowing. Just dip the basket into the solution and wave it around in the air. You’ll be amazed at the big blast of bubbles!

Here’s wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July!