It’s already spring time here in Texas and we have been enjoying the nice weather outside as much as possible. We recently had blast doing these fly swatter bubbles. Best of all, they were so easy to prep!
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My kids loved these bubbles and we spent a good 45 minutes on our porch playing with them. It was a great way to get some outdoor time and break up our day.
This is a great activity to do one-on-one with your child or as a group activity. We have made this solution a few times and it’s always worked well. My oldest child hasn’t yet mastered the art of blowing bubbles so waving the fly swatter around to make bubbles was a thrill for him.
Supplies needed to make fly swatter bubbles
These fly swatter bubbles are super easy to prep. You will need:
- Fly swatters (we used new ones)
- Large tupperware container or plastic bowl (long and shallow is best)
- Dish soap
- Corn syrup
- Corn starch (corn flour in the UK)
Don’t skip the corn syrup and corn starch as they will help the bubbles not to pop and help you to get some bigger bubbles.
How to make bubble solution
To make the bubble solution, you will need:
- 5 cups of water
- ½ cup of dish soap (any brand or color will work)
- ¼ cup corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
Mix everything well and put into a shallow tupperware container. The bubbles will be good for a few hours after mixing. I recommend mixing right before using and then disposing of the mixture once done playing.
How to make the bubbles with a fly swatter
To make the bubbles with a fly swatter, you can either dip the fly swatter in the bubbles solution and blow like you would a traditional bubble wand or you can wave the fly swatter around vigorously to create bubbles. I thought this activity was great for my three year old who can’t blow bubbles yet! My youngest also loved making bubbles.
You don’t just have to use a fly swatter, you can use other bubble wands as well.
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How to make fly swatter bubbles
- shallow tupperware dish or plastic container
- 5 cups water
- ½ cup dish soap any brand or color will work
- ¼ cup corn starch
- 2 tbs corn starch
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Pour into a shallow tupperware or plastic container.