How to mix up your Dr Zigs Giant Bubble Mix
Firstly, let’s look at what mix you have.
Here at Dr Zigs we offer different concentrations of Bubble mix - mostly for convenience, and also because we're busy looking to reduce our carbon footprint. So, the less water we ship, the less the weight of the product, the less the size of the product, the smaller the plastic packaging - the lower the carbon emissions, and the lower the cost to you too. A win win!
Type of Mix:
Dr Zigs Giant Bubble Mix comes in the following:
- Ready-To-Go (RTG) - as it says on the label. No diluting needed, just pour, and bubble!
- Triple Concentrate (C3) - this needs diluting with 1 part mix: 2 parts water. Or, one cup mix, two cups water.
- Five times Concentrate (C5) included our Sensory Mix - this needs diluting with 1 part mix: 4 parts water. Or, one cup mix, four cups water
- Ten times Concentrate (C10) - this needs diluting with 1 part mix: 9 parts water. Or, one cup mix, nine cups water. If you've got the tiny 100ml bottle - RRP £9.99 this will mix up to give you 1 litre. If you've got the 1litre bottle this mixes up to give you a whopping 10 litres - RRP £45
As a rule of thumb, the higher the concentration of the Bubble mix and the larger the volume, the lower the price per litre and the better the value for money for you.
Whichever Bubble concentrate, the process is very similar.
Pour the Bubble mix into a container. You can either use one of our hand Dr Zigs Bubble buckets, or a bowl, or even Tupperware.
Slowly add the required amount of water depending on the Dr Zigs Bubble mix.
Using, using a spoon or the end of a wand, give the Bubble mix a gentle but thorough stir. Too much agitation adds air, and therefore Bubbles into the mix – and you want Bubbles in the air not in the bucket – and the frothier the mix, the less well the Bubbles will work.
Notes: C10 in particular – the ten times concentrate - is very viscous. You will need to take great care when pouring, and it is worth having a pair of scissors handy to cut the Bubble mix, as it will not simply stop. Alternatively, you can use the lid itself to sheer the mix to stop it pouring. (As a fun fact to explore with the kids have a go at googling ‘Newtonian fluids’ – the polymers we use in the Bubble mix mean that the solution nearly has a ‘reverse viscosity’)
Using warm water can help the speed at which the Bubble mix goes into solution, but a little patience in stirring will also ensure homogenous, even solution.
We also advise to mix up only as much Bubble mix as you need at a time, as pre-diluted mix risks having a much shorter shelf life as it is at risk of contamination.
The amount of Bubble mix needed is generally a couple of inches in a container. Enough to cover the ropes when dipped in.
And there you have it; And now – have HUGE amounts of Bubble fun: D