Food scientist Dan Kohler is breaking down the science of bubbles!


  • 4 grams Baking Powder
  • 3 grams Guar Gum
  • Splash of Rubbing Alcohol
  • 130 grams Dish Soap
  • 2 liters Water

What you will need:

  • Kiddie Pool
  • Hula Hoop
  • PVC Pipes
  • Rope
  • Bubble Solution
  • Dowels


Mix the baking powder and guar gum with a splash or two of rubbing alcohol. The alcohol helps them dissolve smoothly, without leaving clumps in the final solution. Stir the alcohol solution into the soap, then stir all of that into the water and it’s ready to go.

Directions to make “Snake” bubbles:

Attach 2 lengths of rope to Dowels (Dowels about 24inches long), (Rope approx.. 90in and 40in. but try the lengths that work best for you)

Essentially you are creating a big loop or triangle with the rope (attached at the top of the dowels)

Tip: Tie a weight to the middle of the longest length of rope to keep the loop open.

Dip into bubble solution and gently pull dowels apart then start walking to “pull” bubble out of “wand”

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