Right around this time, in 2007, I was in Chicago. It was the perfect summer day and I was at the Lincoln Park farmer's market. I was sitting on a bench, enjoying a strawberry crepe and right across me was this lady. I call her "The Bubble Lady".
She had a little bubble machine, which I refer to
as her magic wand. Bubbles, bubbles,
I too, wanted to have lots of bubbles.
So when I'm down to the last drops
of dish soap...
Or detergent, shampoo & body wash...
I add water to the bottle, give it a shake
and pour the liquid into a container.
I put the bottles in the recycle bin
and this is what I do with the collected water:
I agitate it to make it really, really sudsy.
TADA! Instant bubble liquid!
I can easily conjure up some bubbles to turn
my day from blah to TADA!
Or pretend to be "The Bubble Lady"
and make toddlers happy!
I love how excited they are while chasing the bubbles,
making them pop.
Here's another bubble recipe from this book:
3 cups water
1 cup liquid soap (baby shampoo or baby bath)
1 tablespoon sugar
Mix all ingredients together & use different
materials to form bubbles like coat hangers,
fly swatters and strawberry baskets.
I found the book at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
(New York City) and I'm definitely going back to
see what new craft book I'll find.
Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend
and find some time to blow bubbles!