I pulled out our stack of Family Fun pages last week to find something to cure the "I'm bored's" and we decided to make Giant Bubbles! Here is the recipe for your own bubble fun:
1 gallon distilled water
2/3 cup dish washing liquid
6 Tbsp. glycerine (I found mine in the pharmacy aisles at Walmart)
Stir gently ( we don't want foam on top).
We experimented with a few different containers and discovered a flat, rectangular tub worked the best.
We made a giant bubble wand with:
2 three foot long dowels
We cut two pieces of yarn, one 4 ft. long and one 5 ft. long and tied them to the ends of the dowels with the shorter length on top. The longer pieces hung down and formed a big loop.
We had the best luck if we made sure the yarn was completely submerged then pulled it out of the solution with both dowels together. Once the yarn was clear of the container, we slowly pulled the dowels apart, allowing the loop to open. You can slowly walk backwards or move your arms to catch a breeze and a bubble begins to form!
Too much wind caused the bubbles to break to quickly, so try this on a day with no strong breeze or else you are going to hear some serious whining. Just sayin'. And making three wands for three kids would have cut down on a lot of "MY turn's" and "He's hogging the bubbles!".
At some point, they are going to get bored again and begin to play in the bubble solution. Have them rub their hands together then form an "O" and blow. You can make a bubble wand from your own hands! Cool, dude!