Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tickle Me Tuesday

If I live to be 120 I can’t imagine ever not loving glow-in-the-dark stuff.  I am a lover of fireflies, solar lights, campfires, fireworks, twinkle lights and anything that is beautifully and unexpectedly sparkly and bright in the night.  And with the 4th of July only two days away, how much fun would it be to have something completely different to surprise family, kids and friends with at that picnic, campout or BBQ?  Oh heck, I admit it; I want to do this just for ME! 

Once again feeding my www.pinterest.com addiction, I came across this idea that just tickles me – Fireworks Bubbles.  Two recipes for making glow in the dark bubbles – how much fun would that be?  Naturally, you will want to alert your local neighbors and media that no, we are not experiencing an alien life form invasion!!  But imagine watching bubbles gently floating in the night sky with a soft luminosity as they dance on the dark night breeze!  I have always loved bubbles as well – I’m fascinated as they swirl and play with rainbows skimming the surface until they finally pop in celebration.

Now, the small trick to these bubbles is using either glow-in-the-dark paint, or the “innards” of a glow stick.  That being said, you need to let your recipe sit in jars for 24 hours before using, so you will want to get this party started either today or tomorrow so your nifty night surprise will be ready for July 4th!  Hmmm… I wonder if it’s possible to find red and blue glow-in-the-dark paint?  Ah, no matter, as long as they glow. (P.S. if you are running short on time or just want a shortcut recipe, check out the end of the blog posting for a shorter method!)

Thanks to www.budget101.com for a great idea - be sure to surf over to see all their offerings!

So, exercise your crafty muscles, and whip up a batch of Fireworks Bubbles to delight your inner child as well as everyone else.  Remember, part of enjoying life is to find enchantment and pleasure in simple things each day!  

Blessings (and bubbles of joy),

Coach Linda

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You'll Need:

* 1 cup water
* 1 Tablespoon Dawn dish soap
* 1 Teaspoon of glycerin
* straw or bubble wand
* 1 clean glove (or sock) - (this is to keep the bubble from popping)
* 2 Tbs Water Based Glow in the Dark Paint

First, let me start of by saying, if you know that you have Hard or Soft water you'll need to use Distilled water instead. If you have nice spring water that isn't loaded with chemicals or minerals, use your tap water.

Glycerin can be found in the pharmacy section of most big box stores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, etc. It's relatively cheap and lasts forever.

Mix water, Dish soap and glycerin in a jar until well combined, divide in half into 2 jars. Add 1 Tbs Water Based Glow paint to each jar (to make 2 different colors!), mix well.

Cover and let jars set for 24 hours before using.

Place jar in the sunlight if possible several hours before blowing bubbles.

Alternate Recipe Using a Glow Stick:

* 1 cup water
* 1 Tablespoon Dawn dish soap
* 1 Teaspoon of glycerin
* 1 Glow Stick
* straw or bubble wand

Mix water, Dish soap and glycerin in a jar until well combined. Cover jar and let set 24 hours.

Just prior to use activate a glow stick, carefully cut the end off and pour it into the bubble mixture. Stir well & Blow Bubbles!

Do it and share it even if you don't have kids - it's FUN!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow -- this looks like fun! Think I'll go with the easier one. We've got little ones coming to visit on July 3 and I'll bet they'll love this!

    Thanks for passing along a great idea, Linda.