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Having kids that are a little more than ten years apart has its upsides and downsides. Thankfully it’s mostly upsides. One of the things I love most is sharing some of Ryan’s favorite things when he was little with Evie. I get the best of both worlds enjoying those things with her brings back all the memories of when her brother was little. Right now Evie is obsessed with bubbles and has been since she was a baby. I have more bubble supplies than I know what to do with but honestly, it never gets old. Ryan was the same way at this age. Something about bubbles fascinates kids and they are such a timeless pastime. Over the years, I’ve become quite the expert in making our own bubbles. This has been my go-to homemade bubble recipe for the last twelve years or so and it always makes the perfect bubbles – giant or small.
Everyone loves bubbles. I even like to set a container of bubble solution out for the kids at parties and picnics. The little ones love them and I’ll even catch the big kids over there playing with them too. Heck, sometimes the adults even have fun with them. Bubbles are great at bringing the kid out in everyone. In fact, they make a great hostess gift. When we’re invited to picnics and parties in the summer, I’ll put together a little bubble hostess gift for the family.
I’ll grab a little self-dispensing container and fill it with some bubbles and an assortment of bubble wants. Sometimes I’ll get lucky and find kits already made and all I have to do is include a printout of my favorite bubble recipe. Other times, I’ll assemble the kit myself with different things I find and I’ll complete it with the bubble recipe. It’s super simple and the kids always love it.
There are tons of bubble recipes out there and I’m sure they’re all great but today I’m sharing my super bubble recipe that I’ve been making for the last twelve years. One of my close friends shared it with me when Ryan was little and anytime I make my own bubbles, this is what I use. It always works great. It even makes those giant bubbles all kids love!
I like to make a big batch whenever I make it since we go through a lot of bubbles. This is enough to make giant bubbles or enough for parties. You’ll need a few things:
- A large bucket – 3-quart size
- 2 quarts of water
- 1 1/2 cups of Dawn Dish Detergent (the original blue)
- 1/4 cup of corn starch
Fill the bucket with 2 quarts of water. Slowly pour in the Dawn dish detergent. Gently stir. Then add in the cornstarch and gently mix together until cornstarch is dissolved. Let the mixture sit for about ten minutes and you’re ready to go.
The giant bubbles are her favorite. She loves to chase them around the yard and asks to play bubbles almost daily.
Since she loves bubbles so much, I knew she’d love the TELETUBBIES: BUBBLES DVD – and I was right. She can’t get enough. I had a few of the Teletubbies DVDs Ryan used to watch and she’s always loved watching them so I knew it would be a hit.
Kids will love watching their favorite Teletubbies as they chase and pop bubbles in the all new TELETUBBIES: BUBBLES DVD arriving June 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Six all-new episodes will show Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po as they sing, dance, play and of course, eat Tubby Custard! There are even two new featurettes. In the first, fans can join the Teletubbies as they sing the classic song, “Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”; in the second, little ones can learn more about Laa Laa, the sweet, song and dance loving yellow Teletubby!
Throughout 2017, the Teletubbies are celebrating 20 years of big hugs. They were originally created in 1997 (was it really that long ago?!) and is one of the most successful global children’s brands of all-time. Targeted at young preschool viewers, it has reached over 1 billion children to date. The original episodes have aired in over 120 territories in 45 different languages.
Dr. Jacqueline Harding MA Cert E, a leading expert on child development, is sharing her tips for playing and learning with the Teletubbies. Check out all her tips here.