I've had bubbles on my mind lately.
It started with katie did's amazing post on the kids' zone she helped do as part of a fundraiser for her school's science lab (these ideas will be part of our school's fall festival...), and then I saw this big bubbles link, I think via the crafty crow.
This corn syrup/Joy liquid detergent bubble recipe was the one Katie recommended. She recommends letting it sit out, uncovered, overnight for stronger (and therefore bigger!) bubbles. Here is a long compilation of other homemade bubble recipes, recommending different detergents, most with corn syrup or glycerin to thicken. The good folks at Martha use corn syrup, in their recipe, which they label in their usual all-knowing tone as the best. Have you tried (and can recommend) any of them?
The recipe compilation I linked to above links, in turn, to other bubble sites, with bubble-making ideas of the giant and ordinary size. I badly want to try the hula hoop wrapped in yarn that Katie displays, but also make pretty fairy wands like this or this or this (an etsy search will yield dozens).
Phew! Now I can close all of these bubble tabs and windows that have been cluttering my desktop.