Homemade Bubbles

Bubbles provide hours of outdoor entertainment for all ages. What a great way to spend time together outside as a family!

Here is a recipe for making your own super-bubble solution. You can make it ahead of time and store it in an airtight container, or if you have older children, this is a great family STEM activity.

What you need:

  • 6 C. Water
  • 1 C. liquid dish soap (Dawn’s blue one works great)
  • 1 T. glycerin OR ¼ C. corn syrup
  • A large, airtight container with a wide opening

How to make it:

  • Measure 6 cups of water into the container.
  • Pour 1 cup of dish soap into the water and SLOWLY stir it until the soap is mixed in. Try to avoid letting it foam or bubble the best you can.
  • Measure 1 tablespoon of glycerin OR 1/4 cup of corn syrup and add it to the mixture. Stir the solution slowly until it is mixed together.
    *You can use the solution right away, but for even better bubbles, put the lid on the container and let your super bubble solution sit overnight.
  • Dip in your bubble wand and have a blast!

If you don’t have a bubble wand laying around, or if you’d just like to add in a craft element to your bubble party, you can make a wand out of simple items. Here are some ideas:

Plastic Cup: Punch a hole in the bottom of the cup. Dip the top of the cup into the solution, and blow through the hole you made.

Plastic soda or water bottles: Cut the bottom of the bottle off – be careful of sharp edges with this one – dip the bottom into the solution and blow through the top.

Pipe cleaners: Leaving some of the pipe cleaner as a handle, shape the rest of it into whatever shape you’d like – circle, star, heart, etc. You can get even more creative and add beads to the wand, too.

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