postheadericon How to Create Giant Reusable Bubbles

Looking for a fun summer project to do with the kids? Create these huge reusable bubbles using gak and a little air to create these super stretchy bubbles.

How to Create Giant Reusable Bubbles

1 Make your gak. This is the material that will become your bubble. Combine the bottle of glue and watercolors together first. Add glitter as color is integrated into the mixture. Mix well with hands. Add starch in small increments while mixing. Mix and stretch until you reach the desired consistency (you could end up only using ? cup of the starch–it depends on your preference). Knead together as if you are making bread dough.

How to Create Giant Reusable Bubbles

2 Test gak to determine bubble-worthiness. Slimy, overly stretchy gak won’t work for bubble making. So if your gak is still too stretchy, add more starch until you have a more viscous substance that, when stretched will more likely break into another piece rather than stretch.

How to Create Giant Reusable Bubbles

3 Grab a blob of gak to eventually become your bubble. The larger the blob of gak, the larger the bubble you may create.

How to Create Giant Reusable Bubbles

4 Insert your hard plastic straw into the blob. Don’t allow the straw to go all the way through the blob, but simply halfway into the mound. Pinch the gak around the straw to trap any air inside.

How to Create Giant Reusable Bubbles

5 Blow! You’ll need to take a deep breath and blow hard to get the bubble to emerge. Asking an adult to “start” the bubble may be a good idea, especially when you are initially working with the gak.

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