When summer arrives that means it is Bubble Time! I make bubble solution in bulk in our household since we go through so much solution each time we out the bubbles. My recipe for bubble solution is 6 parts water, 2 parts dishwashing liquid (I prefer Joy) and ¾ part light corn syrup. I mix this up in an empty gallon milk jug by shaking it up. I then let the solution sit overnight to allow the bubbles to dissipate. The next day you are ready for bubble blowing. The corn syrup helps the bubbles to maintain their shape and not pop too quickly.
Here are some of the great bubble activities that I have found online.
NASA shows some great video of making bubbles without soap. While at the International Space Station the Astronauts are always exploring, even in their off time.
On Bubble Town there are instructions for making a great bubble blowing tube using household supplies.
On About Family Crafts there is a nice video about making a magic bubble wand with rope, a dowel rod, washer and bead.
On Making Memories they made bubble art. They used white paper which would look great framed but I think it would also make nice note cards. If you have plain note cards, put the bubble prints on the front and they make a nice gift.
It is also easy to make your own bubble wands using pipe cleaners/chenille stems.
Blow some bubbles with the kids and just relax.