How to Create Giant Reusable Bubbles

Looking for a fun summer project to do with the kids? Create these huge reusable bubbles using gak and a little air to create these super stretchy bubbles.


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    Make your gak. This is the material that will become your bubble.
    • Combine the bottle of glue and watercolors together first. Add glitter as color is integrated into the mixture. Mix well with hands.
    • Add starch in small increments while mixing. Mix and stretch until you reach the desired consistency (you could end up only using ½ cup of the starch--it depends on your preference).
    • Knead together as if you are making bread dough.
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    Test gak to determine bubble-worthiness. Slimy, overly stretchy gak won’t work for bubble making. So if your gak is still too stretchy, add more starch until you have a more viscous substance that, when stretched will more likely break into another piece rather than stretch.
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    Grab a blob of gak to eventually become your bubble. The larger the blob of gak, the larger the bubble you may create.
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    Insert your hard plastic straw into the blob. Don’t allow the straw to go all the way through the blob, but simply halfway into the mound.
    • Pinch the gak around the straw to trap any air inside.
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    Blow! You’ll need to take a deep breath and blow hard to get the bubble to emerge. Asking an adult to “start” the bubble may be a good idea, especially when you are initially working with the gak.

Things You’ll Need

  • 1bottle non-toxic school glue
  • 1/2 to ¾ cup Sta-Flo Liquid Starch
  • Liquid watercolors
  • Fine powdered glitter
  • Hard plastic straw


  • Maintain gak in an airtight container and store in a cool place. Plastic Tupperware is ideal for storing gak.
  • Sta-Flo starch can be purchased online or at a local craft store.
  • Use liquid watercolors instead of opting for food coloring. Food coloring can stain clothing and surfaces.

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