Glow Bubbles

A friend asked me if I had ever tried glow in the dark bubbles. I had not, so the kids and I experimented.

We wanted to try tonic water.  We know that the quinine in it does glow under blue light.  (We also learned it tastes disgusting!) For some reason it did not work outside even though we could blow bubbles inside.  We are thinking the cold changed the solution enough that it did not work.

Different colored highlighting markers can be used to dye regular bubble solution.  However, yellow works the best.  Orange, red and green usually works, while blue rarely does.  It depends on the marker you use.

In order to see the bubbles, use a black light.  Once the light is turned off, the glow is gone.

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