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Bubbles That Don't Pop

Unbreakable Bubble Recipe

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The trick to keeping bubbles from popping is to add stability and slow evaporation.

The trick to keeping bubbles from popping is to add stability and slow evaporation.

Scott Liddell, morguefile.com

If you're tired of bubbles that pop as soon as you blow them, try this recipe for unbreakable bubbles! Now, it's still possible to break these bubbles, but they are much stronger than regular soap bubbles. Examples of bubbles that truly won't pop include plastic bubbles, which are essentially small balloons. This recipe makes bubbles using a sugar polymer to accomplish much the same result.

Unbreakable Bubble Recipe

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup liquid dishwashing detergent (Joy is a good choice)
  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup
Simply stir the ingredients together to make the bubble solution. You can use dark corn syrup just as easily as white corn syrup, but the solution will be colored. Also, you can add food coloring or glow paint to color the bubbles.

Glowing Bubbles

If you break open a yellow highlighter and allow the ink to soak into the water, the resulting bubble solution and bubbles will glow under a black light. Another option is to use tonic water in place of regular water. The tonic water bubbles will glow pale blue under a black light.

Bubble Clean Up

As you might guess, these bubbles are sticky. They will clean up with warm water, but it's best to blow bubbles outdoors or in a bathroom or kitchen so you won't have to un-stick your carpet or upholstery. The bubbles wash out of clothing.

Learn More

How Bubbles Work
Regular Bubble Solution Recipe
Make Antibubbles
Make Frozen Bubbles

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