In times like these when the prices of everything is going up, we have to spend wisely and make sure that what we’re buying will not end up with the rest of junk that is already piled up in the basement or in the garage. We all have to make wise choices on just about everything that we buy and do. That includes parents’ call when it comes to buying nice toys for their kids and coming up with activities that will be pleasurable for the whole family. If you are thinking that fun-filled activities and nice toys for kids come with a high price tag, let me tell you that that’s not exactly right. You do not have to spend a good amount of your week’s budget for a fun-packed weekend with the kids. Surprisingly, with a just a little bit of ingenuity and resourcefulness, you can come up with something that is inexpensive and fun, not to mention educational too.
You may want to try making glowing backlight bubbles! This is really awesome and I tell you that you’re kids will enjoy it a lot. Count on me when I say that it will also give you a good opportunity to bond with your little ones. On the other hand, it is also likely that they blab about the whole experience the following week when they go back to school and tell their friends how cool you are as a mom/dad! Now, who wouldn’t want that?
Now don’t worry because the things that you will need to make glowing bubbles are that hard to find. In fact, some of it you may even find in your office drawer! First thing to do is to make a bubble solution. What works best in my experience would be to use 1 part of liquid dishwashing detergent, 15 parts water and .25 parts of glycerine or white Karo syrup.
Then it’s time to make your glow solution. You can choose between making use of a washable glow in dark paint or you can make everything from scratch, which in my opinion, makes it all the more interesting. If you decide to use the washable paint, note that your bubbles will glow only if you expose your solution to bright light. If you want to be more adventurous, you may opt to make the glow solution instead. In which case, the first thing you will need is a highlighter pen. I suggest you get a yellow or orange pen to get the best glow. Cut open the highlighter pen and remove the ink-soaked felt. Soak it in small amount of water and squeeze out remaining dye.
When you’re finally done making both solutions, mix them using equal parts or 50:50. You can alter it later on should you wish to. One important note though, do not forget to secure black lights as you will need to shine black light on your bubbles to make them glow. Hope you have fun making bubbles!