I love being outside with my children for fresh air and Vitamin D as much as possible. We always make sure to cover our face and body with sunscreen before we do our favorite activities, like blowing bubbles!
When I taught elementary school in Georgia, we had a real Bubbleologist visit for Science Day. She taught our class all there is to know about making the best outdoor bubbles. If you’re looking for an simple bubble recipe that you can make at home with your kids, try following these easy steps with ingredients you already have at home.
The best outdoor bubbles are made with two ingredients – dish soap and water. With the correct proportions, you can make the ultimate bubbles. This simple bubble recipe is easy to follow using ingredients already in your home.
Ingredients for Bubbles
1/2 cup dish soap
1 1/2 cups water
Bubble wand (you can use any size)
Step 1. Gather your ingredients.
Step 2. Mix dish soap and water in a container.
Step 3. Allow the mixture to settle overnight – frothy bubbly bubble mix won’t work well.
Step 4. Blow bubbles.
Protect Your Skin in the Sun While Blowing Bubbles
After making your bubble recipe, make sure you protect your skin in the sun while blowing bubbles. Taking appropriate measures to protect our skin in the sun has been a HUGE part of my motherhood story since my daughters were growing in my belly.
I have sensitive skin myself and when I was pregnant, it was even more risky to be out in the sun without SPF. I’ve kept my girls covered as best as possible when we go outside as the temperatures rise and always apply sunscreen before we set out to play.
My daughters LOVE being outside and know they can’t leave the house until we have ourselves a sunscreen application party. Ailey has sensitive skin, so we choose a sunscreen containing the highest level* of zinc oxide for superior UVA/UVB protection.
Make sure to apply sunscreen on the face and body even when it is cloudy outside. Just because you can’t see the sun doesn’t mean it’s not shining harmful ray down on your skin.