Bubbles - giant bubbles

Use the "Bubble Thing" to make giant bubbles.
Students make their own large bubbles with a home made bubble frame.
Science content
Chemistry: States of Matter, Properties of Materials (K-7)
Lessons activity is in
  • Bubble thing/Giant bubble maker (Klutz carries it)
  • Bucket of bubble mix with glycerol in it (1/2 baby shampoo, 1/2 water, a tablespoon or two of glycerol)
  • Loop of string through two straws for home made giant bubble maker
  • Tray to dip home made bubble maker into

Giant bubbles outside as demonstration.
Students make frame from a loop of string and two straws.
Make own bubbles.
Watch the changing shape and colours in the giant bubbles.

The colours are due to the structure of the bubble skin - two layers of molecules, which separate white light into its colours.


Students did not get to make their own bubble maker - just showed them.
DI Science workshop looked at the colours in giant bubbles with a lesson on light.

Grades taught
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5