Here was last week's creative fun activity: Bubbles! The recipe came from the Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions: More than 65 Wacky, Wild & Crazy Concoctions.
World's Best Bubbles
2 1/2 quarts of water
1/2 c. corn syrup
1 c. liquid dish detergent
Put water in large container and mix in corn syrup until well blended. Gently mix in dish detergent. Keeps for two weeks in an airtight container. Use a variety of objects for bubbly fun!
My review: I made this in a large juice pitcher & it makes ALOT. I definitely would half the recipe. I wasn't TOO impressed with the bubble making abilities. With a name like "World's Best Bubbles", I was expecting some awesome, easily made bubbles. It didn't have the consistency that I thought would help make better bubbles; seemed like it should've been more viscous, if you know what I mean. We used several different objects for our bubble making: the paddle to my mixer, a small whisk, metal rings from mason jars, standard bubble wands, and some plastic cross-stitching canvas. I think it was a great science/learning experience, especially for the olders, to see what kind/size of bubbles each object made. The plastic canvas made what the kids called a "bubble hive" and they really enjoyed using that. My disappointment in the bubble quality aside, THE KIDS PLAIN LOVED IT. Seriously. They sat in the kitchen for well over an hour experimenting with making different bubbles. Even the 16 month old was enthralled. Medium mess level, but high enjoyment level!
Anyone ever make homemade bubbles?