bubble machine mix

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  1. thecrazylightlady

    thecrazylightlady Yes I admit it.....I have the C.L.A.P

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    i brought a bubble machine this year to use in my display and brought the bubble mix to go with it, but it doesnt last long. ive looked on the net for a recipe to make my own but they dont work. Does anyone have a recipe i can use please?
     
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    I use a mix of cheap dishwashing liquid and Glycerine.
    If you use the cheap dishwashing liquid you do need to add a little more.
    The Glycerine helps the bubbles to keep there shape for longer.
    Also if you let the mixture rest, it works better in the machine.
     
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    I bought lots of bottles of glycerine/glycerol for that purpose (as well as for my smoke machines) ... until I realised that $1/L bottles of pre-made bubble stuff from the cheapie shops are really good value ... I bought a fair few ... and they have lasted about 4 yrs ... and I still have a fair few left :D
     
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    I went to the maker faire on Sunday and they were doing bubble demonstrations with the kids. They were making bubbles that were over a meter across! I was worried a small child would get trapped inside the bubble they were so big. lol
    I asked about their recipe and they said it used guava gum or something like that with detergent. (not glycerine) I have no idea how well it would work in a machine or what the outcome may be.
     

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