During the holidays we saw a man making giant bubbles in Hyde Park. My mother asked him what the secret was to his mixture, but he didn’t want to give away his trade secrets. He did tell her that a good glycerine mix is a great start.
On the way home, my mum remembered that she had a big lot of bubble mixture that she had made the previous year sitting in a bottle somewhere. The following day she got 2 pieces of dowel, attached some fabric tape in a loop with a metal washer to weigh down the loop.
The kids had a blast.
Giant Bubble Mix
2c detergent (we used a thick concentrate type)
1/4 c glycerine
Mix together and allow to stand for as long as possible (at least over night) as it gets better with age.