Bubble-in-Bubble is a favorite trick. If you are in public and find kids too eager to pop your bubbles, teach them to blow bubbles-in-bubbles!
It takes a little bit of practice and is easier to accomplish with some solutions than other. If you are just beginning a bit of extra polymer can help.
- Watch the videos to get a sense of some techniques that work.
- Purse your lips and let out a burst of air by saying "BUH" or "PUH". A short, firm, focused burst often works better than longer gentle blowing.
- Wait till the bubble has stabilized. If a bubble is twisting and turning, it is prone to popping when you blow on it.
- Explore the angle. Many find a 30-degree or 45-degree angle aimed works better for them then doing it straight on.
- Small bubbles are harder to blow bubbles into than larger bubbles (though very large bubbles are hard, too, because very large bubbles are fragile). Basketball/soccer size bubbles up to bubbles 4 or 5 fee (1.25-1.75 meters, approximately) in diameter is a good size range.
- To get a feel for bubble-in-bubble, you can start with a medium size rigid hoop (big enough to blow a soccer ball size bubble, like the one shown in the upper video) and catch a bubble on the hoop. Practice blowing bubbles into such a stationery bubble.