Via Boing Boing (and if you have even the slightest geek tendencies and you don't read it regularly, you're missing out), I can see what I'll be doing at the beach next summer.
This is a great post called How to Make Giant Bubbles, complete with a brief video (embedded below), plus a set of clear, step-by-step instructions on how to make the super-sized wand. As we all know by now from Harry Potter, the wand is the key (in this case, to giant bubbles).
See, right about now is when we pay the up-front half of the rental for our 2013 beach house at North Carolina's Outer Banks. So things like this are quite germane, even in mid-winter.
I'm pretty confident that Mister Tristan (the then-5 year old human being, not the blog) will be enthralled. As will I....