You will need:
- A bowl
- A whisk or spoon
- A cup
- Washing up liquid
- 4 cups warm water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup washing up liquid
Blowing bubbles is great fun, and it has an added benefit too – the deep breathing required to blow bubbles can help you to relax and feel calm.
‘Bubble breathing’ can even be done without the bubbles, any time you want to feel calm. Simply take a deep breath in through your nose, then breathe out slowly through your mouth with your lips small, as if you were going to blow a bubble. This kind of breathing leaves more room for fresh inhaled air. You can even imagine any worries you might have floating away like bubbles.
Whisk the sugar into the warm water until the sugar dissolves.
Add the washing up liquid and stir to combine.
Let it sit for a while.
This step is only if you are patient enough to wait – letting the bubble mixture sit for a couple of hours helps them work a bit better, but is not essential.
Find some things to blow your bubbles with – you might have an old bubble wand, but if not, try some objects you might have around the house. We used a hairband and a biscuit cutter! Our best bubbles came from a pipe cleaner which we twisted into a homemade bubble wand.
Now it’s time to blow some bubbles!