How to Blow a Bubble With Chewing Gum

By Hobbies, Games & Toys Editor

Part of the fun of chewing any type of gum is blowing bubbles. Follow these steps to become a champion bubble blower.

Put a piece of gum into your mouth and begin to chew it. The gum needs to be well moistened and softened up before bubbles are possible. Two to three minutes of chewing it should be sufficient to get it ready for bubble-blowing.

Stretch out your chewing gum. Using your tongue and top and bottom front teeth, stretch your gum out to form a thin, flat layer. Depending on the type of gum you are chewing, this may require more than one attempt.

Suck in your cheeks and blow gently out toward the layer of gum between your top and bottom front teeth. As you exhale, your lips should gradually come closer together.

Push your lips out slightly, while still blowing, to direct the bubble.

Stop blowing air when your bubble has reached your desired size. Blowing too much air into your bubble will cause it to pop.

Inhale quickly in order to suck your bubble back into your mouth before it pops. As you draw your bubble back into your mouth, the bubble may make a popping or snapping noise. Even with practice, gum may still get on your lips despite trying to inhale it without a mess.

Take the gum out of your mouth and dab your lips with it in order to pick up the gum that is sticking to your lips or cheeks.

Return your gum to your mouth and prepare to start all over!

Tip

Select bubble gum when you want to blow bubbles. Most gum of any type will produce bubbles, but bubble gum is more pliable and produces bubbles more easily.

Warning

Do not blow bubbles near someone's hair. It is very difficult to remove it.