How to make giant bubbles


18 Responses to “How to make giant bubbles”

  1. awjt says:

    Awesome, Mark!  We will have to do this with the boys

  2. waetherman says:

    My dream job: being Mark Frauenfelder’s daughter.

  3. Alexander Borsi says:

    I find that if you use something akin to lace ribbon that it holds the bubble solution better, and leads to larger bubbles due to the string not ‘drying out’ in areas. Sort of like the little grooves on the plastic wands. Of course you will need to enlarge your eyelets on the ends of the sticks, to maybe 1/2″ or more (maybe use a plastic napkin ring Sugru’d to the end?) so that the lace can move freely.

    Experiment to see which lace works the best: Stuff with lots of little holes? Or maybe the ones with great big holes? Synthetic or natural fibers?

  4. NrdyGrl says:

    We found, that for smaller hands, the edge of a t-shirt is a great large bubble maker.  If you cut off the bottom edge, which is heavier due to being several layers of t-shirt, you get a nice heavy-duty fabric circle.  Dip in dawn dish soap solution and make your massive bubbles!  Just holding the tshirt sort of arms length apart makes giant bubbles really easily.  And if you want smaller large bubbles, than just cut off the arm edge!  Plus this solution is nearly free, as who doesn’t have a few t-shirts hanging around to use!  

  5. nnu-16121 says:

    This is a wonderful thing!

    Which makes it wholly inappropriate for this forum. I come here expecting cententious articles on hot-button political and culture-war topics. Shame on you!

  6. Boundegar says:

    I don’t see why this would make me buy a Hyundai.

  7. fidel_funk says:

    Sponsored by Hyundai… Whats this sheit…
    1. I give you some money
    2. You dedicate your next post to me
    3. WHAT!

    • niktemadur says:

      The Greatest Blog Ever Sold?
      Why not sponsored by the VW Thing Owner’s Association Of North America?
      Then the music posts have a huge link on either side of this comment column.  What is it, State Farm?

      Huyndai ain’t too bad, in fact it’s a great, sensible vehicle, but I get you, yet I also give Mark the benefit of a doubt, a truly smart man, but is he also savvy and clever enough to NOT go too far down the rabbit hole?

  8. winkythebiker says:

    When I see Mark with his children, I realise my parenting is shameful. Must try harder.

    • niktemadur says:

      Agreed!  Mark seems to be raising a well-balanced Nobel Prize nominee and having great fun while doing it.
      But triangular bubbles in free-form state?  I don’t believe they exist.

  9. raygun21 says:

    The Bubble Thing by Klutz is a great intro to this concept.  The accompanying book also explains the science behind the soap bubble and other facts about surface tension.

  10. Ramone says:

    Thank you for reposting Mark, I was having a hard time sharing the video on the previous. This one works! :)

  11. cstatman says:

    Screw YOU Frauenfelder,…   for STILL having GREAT Hair.   I mean, seriously, do the decent thing and go bald like the rest of us!    :P     (fabulous work with the kiddo, mine LOVES your ipad recommendations)  thanks!

  12. Robert says:

    Making bubbles is easy. Making bigger bubbles is harder because you have to get the gloopiness of the soap just right. It also helps if you have the new Santa Fe from Hyundai, featuring more front and rear headroom, plus signature Fluidic Sculpture design language for up to seven passengers to blow big Hyundai-shaped bubbles.

    That’s nice, Bones, but how about we go blow some bubbles over the case-file?

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