2018-07-05 / Living

Upcoming Senior Center bubble show makes kids, adults grin big

By Tanya Terry
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Ron Loyd makes various sizes and shapes of bubbles. Ron Loyd makes various sizes and shapes of bubbles. BURTON — All ages enjoy bubbles! Just ask Ron Loyd, who is also known as “Ron the Bubbleman.”

“Bubbles are one of the more unique things on the face of the earth in a lot of ways,” he said. “I have been doing bubbles for 32 years now, and I’ve never really heard anybody say they don’t like bubbles.”

Loyd will do a bubble show at the Burton Senior Activity Center at 11 a.m. July 7.

“What we do is different kinds of things with bubbles,” he said. “We do bubble sculptures. We do square bubbles, merry go-round bubbles, tornado bubbles, volcano bubbles, bubbles inside of bubbles inside of bubbles, big bubbles and small bubbles,” Lloyd said. “Also, a lot of the program is talking about the science of bubbles because we like to get kids and adults interested in science.”


“Ron the Bubbleman” brings delight to audiences of all ages and will be doing a bubble show at the Burton Senior Activity Center. Photos provided “Ron the Bubbleman” brings delight to audiences of all ages and will be doing a bubble show at the Burton Senior Activity Center. Photos provided At the show, ideas will be given for what attendees can do at home to have fun with bubbles.

Loyd, who called himself “a bit crazy,” said he’s interested in just about everything.

“Years ago, I heard about this gentleman by the name of Eiffel Plasterer, who was named after the Eiffel Tower,” Loyd said. “He was out of Huntington, Indiana and he was the first bubbleologist in the country. I saw him on television one time. He was an interesting gentleman. I never got to meet him unfortunately. I was getting ready to call to go down there and meet him and he had just passed away.”

Loyd talked to Plasterer’s daughter several times over the years.

“There was another fellow out of California,” Loyd said. “This was before the internet, but I’d heard this man was doing a cube bubble. So, I just started practicing and I tried to see what it was all about. Everything went from there.”

Loyd practiced making this type of bubble about three hours a day for three months.

“Then, I had to learn how to come up with bubble solutions and I’m still learning every day,” he said. “I find myself being excited about bubbles all the time because there are just all kinds of interesting things about them. They even think the universe is made up of a bubble or bubbles.”

At the show, Loyd will talk about bubbles being spheres and why they are spheres, what makes a bubble pop and the color in the bubbles and where that comes from.

“That comes from the light bouncing off the inside wall and outside wall,” Loyd said. “The bubble then changes to the different colors of the rainbow, which is what white light is made up of.”

In addition, attendees will learn to make different devices at home to enjoy bubbles. Loyd said

Muhammad Ali once enjoyed one of Loyd’s bubble shows at the Berrien Springs Library, in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

“We’ve met a lot of interesting people from all over doing bubbles,” Loyd said. “We’ve gotten a lot of nice letters from school children saying they are learning about science through bubbles and families saying the bubble show has helped to bring them closer.”

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