Make bubble mixture at home to entertain and engage your tamariki.

Why do it?

  • Blowing bubbles is a very soothing activity, and can be a way for a child to become calm again.
  • It can be enjoyed inside and outside.
  • It’s a fun activity to do with groups of children.

How to do it

You’ll need: One cup of water, 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid, 2 teaspoons of corn syrup (optional), a clean container, a pipe cleaner or some bendy wire.

  1. Bubble mix: Gently stir the water, dishwash and syrup together, then pour the mix into your container.
  2. Bend one end of your wire so that it forms a small circle. Or find something with a closed circle, like scissor and whisk handles, or a tea strainer.
  3. Dip the wand into your bubble mix. Can you see some in your circle?! If so, gently blow through the circle… bubble magic!

Easy option: Buy your first bubble mix and just top it up when you run out.

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