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There are two version of Bubble Academy:
Depart so as to arrive 30 minutes before the session is to officially start.
Arrange tables so that there is ample perimeter for the kids to spread out around the tables and have enough room in front of each child for them to make all the bubbles in the activity.
Place 500ml of Bubble Sculpting Mix in buckets and arrange so that when the kids spread out around the tables there is enough room for five kids per bucket.
“Ok everybody, hello, my name is ______________. I am a bubbleologist from Bubbly.. Today I am going to show you how to make some very cool bubbles, indoors.
Before we started we have a couple of things to sort out.
If you have long sleeves on, roll them up. If you have watches on, take them off and put them somewhere safe.
There are a couple of rules. Follow them or else you’ll get chucked out and you don’t want that because missing out on this bubble activity will just be, well, unfortunate.
“Ok. Are you clear on the rules?
“Cool, let’s make bubbles...
In the continuous version, people will come and go as they please, if new people arrive, ask them to grab a straw and then sit at an empty table. It's best not to have them join a table with kids already making bubbles, as they’ll be too distracted by the other kids’ bubbles to listen to the instructions properly.
I’ll be with you in just a second, in the meantime grab a straw and take a seat at that empty table.”
Once you join them, give them the following safety contract spiel:
Hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, i’m [introduce yourself] and I'm a bit of a bubble expert. Today I'm going to show you how to make a bubble caterpillar, snowman bubble and how to put a bubble inside a bubble inside a bubble. But before we start, the shopping centre made me promise to get all the kids, to promise, not to let any of the bubbles land on the ground. None. Zero. Zip. They’re not worried about kids slipping over, they are worried about grandma’s and granddads, nans and pops slipping and breaking their bones. So do we have a deal? No bubbles on the ground?”
Get at least a nod, from all of the kids, no matter how young. It’ll make the parents laugh and builds rapport with the kids. Continue with:
“If it accidentally happens, then that’s all right so long as you clean it up. I don’t clean up after kids though, I make you do it, it's just part of being responsibubble. We have towels just there to help you wipe up - so it's easy.
(You can keep coming up with new challenges but this is more than enough material to cover the allotted 45min time-slot.)
General Bubble Sculpting Technique - Tips
In the last 5 minutes, show them how to make a floppy frame and demonstrate to them how to make a bigger bubble with it and even bounce bubbles on a bubble trampoline when they take it home.
They can try using a homemade recipe of:
Any soap should work “ok” with little bubble tricks at that ratio.
Recommend that if they want the truly huge bubbles they should buy mix and wands from shop.bubbly.life
Congratulate everyone on a wonderful job!
Having a windscreen squeegie to wipe the excess bubble mix off of the tables back into the buckets is the best. Alternatively just use heaps of towels!