The Bubble show Harpenden

April 11th 2019
By: Melanie Hollidge
The Bubble show Harpenden

If you are looking for ways to occupy the kids in Harpenden and St Albans this Easter holidays don’t miss the mesmerising sixty-minute Bubble show. On Monday 15th April 2019 at 1 pm at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1TE if where the Bubble Show will take place.

This particular Bubble Show has been thrilling audiences up and down the country for six years with the artistry, magic, science and fun of soap bubbles. The show has been performed to thousands of people from primary school children, sixth formers to OAPs. 

You might then be inspired to go home and make your very own bubble show. What You Need: some soap, Distilled water (tap water is okay, but distilled water makes the best bubbles) a clean container with a lid and some glycerine or light corn syrup

Then measure 6 cups of water into the container, pour 1 cup of washing up soap into the water and slowly stir it until it’s mixed in. Try not to let foam or bubbles form while you stir. Measure 1 tablespoon of glycerin or 1/4 cup of corn syrup and add it to the container. Stir the solution until it is mixed together. Dip a bubble wand or straw into the mixture, slowly pull it out, wait a few seconds, and then blow. 

The soap mixture on the outside of a bubble is actually made of three very thin layers: soap, water, and another layer of soap. This "sandwich" that is on the outside of a bubble is called a soap film. A bubble pops when the water that is trapped between the layers of soap evaporates. The glycerin or corn syrup mixes with the soap to make it thicker. The thicker skin of the glycerin bubbles keeps the water from evaporating as quickly, so they last longer. It also makes them stronger, so you can blow bigger bubbles.