Monday, December 7, 2015

How To Pull Off The Bubble Fountain Trick


The fountain bubble trick is one of the most fascinating tricks to behold. To make the fountain  bubble sack I throw three bubbles in the air and catch the third on the wand ring as it has less drip and is more dry. It's best to form a bubble sack that is smaller and rounded rather than big, long and oval or egg shaped. That said using heavy bubble juice could be a disadvantage. Try a lighter juice. Timing is also important as your bubble may droop and bottleneck as liquid rushes to the bottom forming a heavy dripping funnel and breaking off. 

Once you have caught your dry bubble sack begin blowing into the sack using steady controlled burst or stream of air. Your bubbles should be at least 6 times smaller than the sack itself. 

Recap:
1. Make sure the bubble sack itself is dry and not drooping or dripping with bubble juice by throwing three bubbles and using the third bubble.
2. Blow into the mid-center of the bubble sack rather than near the bottom of the bubble sack.
3. Avoid moving the wand up and down as this causes a bottleneck and heavy bottom
4. Using a straw blow a stream of air in the sack to keep the bubbles free floating
5. Open the top of the ring allowing the bubbles to release into an upward steady fountain stream.

The fountain bubble is the trick of tricks and a true work of art. Kids and adults alike will gaze in amazement.


How To Pull Off The Trampoline Bubble Trick

The elusive trampoline bubble trick is not as easy as it looks. The idea is to make the bubble bounce on a film of bubble solution. But what often happens is the bubble sticks to the film no longer free to take to the air and bounce. So what went wrong here?

Several things need to be in place to bounce a bubble successively. 

1. Make sure the film itself is dry and not drooping or dripping with bubble juice
2. Make sure the bouncing bubble is dry and not heavy with juice or dripping.
3. Make certain there are no tiny bubbles sticking to the edge of the film that may absorb the bouncing bubble. 4. Have the bouncing bubble land dead center of the wand ring and avoid the rings edge. 
5. Keep the film from bottom bulging or top tummying when bouncing.

Work with a light bubble juice rather than a heavy mixture. Remember these 5 vital bubble bouncing tips, practice regularly and soon you'll be bouncing bubbles in no time.





Friday, December 4, 2015

How To Plan A Bubble Festival

So you want to plan a bubble festival. You may be eligible for a grant by the local municipality. This is a partial list for those planning group bubbling events. 

Bubble Event Location

Locate a spot that will allow plenty of parking and space for bubblers without bumping into each other.
Consider climate, weather, elevation, ground materials, overhead obstacles like tree limbs, local construction, private homes, commercial buildings and electric lines and such. Open space is the best space.

Insurance Policy and Permits

Get them well in advance

Sales License and Permit

If you're selling anything you'll need this.

Grant Use

If the grant policy permits use part of the grant funds for insurance, licenses and permits. For more information regarding grants for bubble festivals go to Google.com

Bubble Juice

I use non-allergenic ingredients and steam distilled water.
May I suggest that you make your bubble juice well in advance. Juice can hold up for weeks, some say months depending on the ingredients. I make my juice within 7 days before the event. Test it two days after juicing and the day before the event.  

Setup

Regarding setup, Mike Millers giant bubble party videos are very helpful...  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=giant+bubble+party

Marketing

Your target audience is kids. Parents are a plus and seniors love bubbles too. That said focus on parties, daycare centers, nursing homes, other festival venues, science centers and such.

Marketing Material

Send out materials such as flyers, email and web based invitations across social networks well in advance. Make a press release and post in community papers and mags.Send out bi-weekly countdown notices via website and social networks.. 

Event Management

Assign someone to oversee safety, quality control and accident prevention
Assign someone to an information table
Assign someone to a welcome table
Assign someone to do bubbling demonstrations
Assign someone to games and activities
Be very inclusive, welcoming and give plenty of commendation.

Games and Record Breaker Activities

Consider games that don't require a lot of running as juice gets very slippery on the ground.
Feature bubble size and number of bubbles record breakers

Demonstrations

Demonstrate how to hold the wand and make bubbles. The best way to demonstrate is to do some bubbling yourself using a variety of wands. 

Entertainment

Background music is nice but keep it light, and be discreet regarding titles.

Media

Make sure you have someone take quality pictures and video of the event. Be prepared to provide a brief interview with the local news and radio stations.

For more info regarding getting started you'll find some helpful info on the soap bubble wiki at http://soapbubble.wikia.com/wiki/Getting_Started

Supplies and Materials

Supplies vary depending on the details of your performance, activities, presentations, theme, etc.
If you're looking for a great place to purchase supplies go to the Bubble Show Store.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Beautiful Bubbles At Golden Hour Dusk To Twilight

Like liquid glass defying gravity enormous bubbles against the sunlight are a fantastic sight to behold. But as beautiful as bubbles are on a crisp sunny day, we discovered that bubbles are just as beautiful at dusk as this video reveals.



Brenda I enjoy bubbling against the sun but we also enjoy an evening of bubbling. One day we decided to start bubbling as the sun set. We were totally mesmerized by a display of beautiful soft pastels at golden hour.  From dusk to twilight the bubble surface reflected gorgeous colors of violet, lavender, coral, purple, ruby, fuchsia, salmon, peach, and orange red. Who knew? Watch hour video and notice how bubbles are equally as beautiful in the evening from dusk to starlit night.