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Bubble Science 101's Bubble Solution Recipe

"This Recipe is So Easy that a Six Year-old can Mix it!"

Because one of the ingredients (guar gum powder) used in the bubble solution recipe is difficult to find, Professor Ron decided to package his own Bubble Science 101 Bubble Powder by buying the guar gum powder in bulk and mixing it with another needed ingredient (baking powder) so that all you need to do is just add water, dishwashing soap, and a dab of rubbing alcohol. 

Each Bubble Science 101 Bubble Powder container makes approximately 8 gallons (32 quarts) of bubble solution. Bubble Science 101 Bubble Powder Bubble Powder can be purchased for $5 at:

KALEIDOSCOPE TOYS
Montgomery Village Shopping Center
2421 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa, CA
Phone: (707) 545-8697
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm

100% of our profits is donated to the Toy For Kids program< sponsored by the Santa Rosa Firefighters Local 1401. For over twenty years they have conducted a toy collection to provide less fortunate children in Sonoma County with at least one new toy at the Holiday Season./p>


Bubble Solution Recipe

What You Need :

Tap Water
50% (or higher) Isopropyl Alcohol – See NOTE#1 below.
Guar Gum – See NOTE #2 below.
Baking Powder (not Baking Soda!)
Dishwashing Soap (While other brands work, our research indicated DAWN was the best.)

NOTE #1: Isopropyl Alcohol is commonly called "Rubbing Alcohol". It's inexpensive and can be purchased at any supermarket or drugstore.

NOTE #2: Guar Gum Powder (which is essential in creating large bubbles) is unavailable in Santa Rosa. It can be found online. Recommend 8 oz. (227 g) Guar Gum (Code 5040) manufactured by NOW Real Food™ at iHerb.com for about $7 plus shipping.

STEP ONE: Pour 1 GALLON (4 quarts/16 cups) SLIGHTLY WARM TAP WATER into a bucket.

STEP TWO: In a small cup, add 2 TABLESPOONS OF ISOPROPYL "RUBBING" ALCOHOL.

STEP THREE: To the alcohol, add 1 HEAPING TEASPOON OF GUAR GUM POWDER.

STEP FOUR: Add 1 HEAPING TEASPOON OF BAKING POWDER (not Baking Soda!) to the alcohol and guar powder.

STEP FIVE: Stir the alcohol, guar, and baking powder in the cup with a spoon until a non-lumpy slurry is produced.

STEP SIX: With a spatula, rapidly stir the water in the bucket clockwise (or counter-clockwise) until a "whirlpool" is created.

STEP SEVEN: Slowly stir the slurry you made in STEP THREE into the middle of the whirlpool. Keep stirring until the slurry is evenly distributed in the water.

STEP EIGHT: Once the slurry is fully mixed, slowly add 1 CUP DISH WASHING SOAP into the center of the whirlpool. Keep stirring until the soap is evenly distributed in the water.

STEP NINE: Let the solution sit for 10 minutes. If the solution sits for a day or so, gently stir before using since the baking powder has a tendency to drop to the bottom of the bucket.

STEP TEN: HAVE FUN!! …and don't forget to experiment to create your own formula.

 
 
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Project Coordinator
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