Monday, March 19, 2012

It Burst my Glowing Bubble

Glowing bubbles would most definitely be the coolest thing since sliced bread. I'm an "adult" (by age only) and I still love bubbles, so glowing bubbles would just be even more awesome, right?!

The Original Pin:

The directions said to break the glow stick, add the glow stick liquid to the bubble solution, and Voila! glowing bubbles! 

I pinned this one on my "To Test" board because I was already a little skeptical. My first thought was "Won't the glow-in-the-dark liquid change the consistency of the bubble solution too much to work?" I decided that I wanted to test it out, because if this worked it was going to be awesome. 

I went to the store and they either had HUGE bottles of bubble solution (and I mean huge) or packs of small bottles. It took me forever to find just a single bottle of bubble solution that didn't come with a bubble gun or something of the sort. Of course of all the different characters/movies I was offered through my bubble selection, I had to go with Toy Story. 
My bubble and glow stick selections. 

Before I dumped in the glow-in-the-dark liquid, I wanted to know how well this bubble solution worked first. It was awesome! Lots of bubbles, all sizes of bubbles...definitely To Infinity and Beyond Bubbles. So I knew the bubble solution was working perfectly...now to see how the glow-stick stuff affected it. 

The Pinstrosity:

Cool glowing bubble solution...but no bubbles! I couldn't get a single bubble to form once I added the glow-stick liquid. I tried light breaths, hard breaths, sideways breaths, etc. No bubbles. The consistency just did not work at all. So I then had a glowing bottle of bubble-less solution.

Perhaps this would work with the huge bottle of solution as it wouldn't get as diluted down...but I don't know. That's an experiment for another day.

                                                                                            

13 comments:

  1. I also tried it but with a bigger bottle and i used glow bracelets instead. The bubbles formed but they didn't glow.

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  2. I got bubbles but no glow using a regulation bottle of bubbles and a Coleman light stick. Looks like another bogus Pinterest idea.

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  3. Same exact result here... what a disappointment!

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  4. We tried this on the 4th of July .... FAIL!!!!

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  5. Not sure if this will work, haven't actually tried it. It does work for bathwater. It may be worth a shot for anyone with the time/resources... adding the foam ink-loaded insert from a fluorescent yellow highlighter may work. The glowing will show up best under blacklight. The ink isn't as thick as glow stick liquid, so bubbles may still be able to form.

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  6. I bought a thing of "miracle bubbles" and tried this by pouring equal parts bubble solution and glow stick fluid into a dixie cup. It glowed like crazy, and the bubbles still formed, but they still didn't glow once you blew them. Lame. There's just now way on this one.

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  7. We tried this (no luck). As soon as I cut the glow stick open I had a thought...the "snap" you hear when you activate a glow stick is a little glass capsule breaking (to mix the chems) so there is little shards of glass in the glow solution and of course in your bubbles. I was actually happy this did not work as it saved me the stress of my kids playing with broken glass...lol

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  8. Yeah I tried this also with no luck, the bubble solution glows, and it makes bubbles, but the bubbles don't glow. I highly recommend not trying cool stunts like this for the first time in front of very anxious and excited children. My nephew was devastated and I feel like a rotten aunt!:( Thanks Pinterest!:) lol

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  9. Although not consider toxic I'm not sure I would break one open. http://safety.lovetoknow.com/Glow_Bracelet_Toxic_Liquid_Danger

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  10. The missing ingredient, clearly, is the weed or LSD. See that guy saying wooaah in the 3rd picture? He's on something.

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  11. They probably used the store bought glow-in-the-dark bubbles. We bought some this summer.

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  12. Bad idea - we make this stuff in Organic Chemistry I lab and it actually eats through gloves and Parafilm (like a sheet of wax) in just a few minutes on contact. Of course, our version is probably super-amped (it glows like CRAZY) but it has sodium hydroxide pellets in it (think solid lye) and it's super nasty. I wouldn't break one of those open even if it wasn't quite as toxic as our version.

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  13. http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/08/paint-and-play-glowing-bubble-painting.html

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