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Make Giant Bubbles at Home

| 8/27/2010 9:58:51 AM

One man has discovered a new Zen practice — he goes to the woods to make giant bubbles, and I mean giant.  This French bubble artist turns making giant homemade bubbles into an art form, and his mesmorizing video below, "Alone with my Giant Soap Bubbles", displays this modern and beautifully scientific art form.

Plus, who doesn’t love bubbles? I remember neighborhood bubble competitions when I was a child, the challengers puffing their cheeks full of air, releasing a steady stream just fast enough to inflate the soap bubble through the plastic wand without bursting the fragile film layer. If only this French giant bubble artist had been around on those days, he would have won — no questions asked. (A few “He’s a cheater!” shouts might have been heard from the jealous losing parties.)

He, along with other bubble artists, make their own homemade bubble solutions to allow them to blow bubbles large enough to encase a human body, with some growing room left over.

To learn how to make your own oversized bubbles — and definitely become the coolest person on your block — watch the self-titled “Soap Bubble-ologist”, Keith Michael Johnson, in his video on how to make big outdoor soap bubbles.

 The ingredients and instructions he uses are provided below, along with links to images and places to buy the needed items online.


Berto Aussems
9/1/2010 2:52:31 AM

Thanks for this bubble topic. For the bubble artist out of Europe I have a 'simple and cheap' soap melange. This in the metric system. This is good for 3 and a halve litre super soap. Mix 250 gram white 'cristal' sugar in halve a litre warm water. Mix 375 mL Dreft (dishwashing liquid) in halve a litre water. Mix 30 mL glycerine in 2 and a halve litre warm water. Mix this 3 together with a paint impeller for some time. This blend has to rest for two hours before use. The wands are the same as used above. Succes with your giant bubbles. Berto

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