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How to Make Bubble Foam

by Andrea Martelle
May 1, 2024
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Bubble foam is an easy and fun sensory material for kids. Use tear-free bubble bath and water to whip up this fluffy foam!

Have you made bubble foam? It might be our new favorite sensory material! And it’s perfect for summer, when we bring the sensory play outside.

Making bubble foam is simple and fun. You need water, tear-free bubble bath, and food coloring to create this colorful, fluffy foam.

Once made, this sensory material keeps kids entertained and relatively mess-free (it’s soap, after all!). Adding some toys or scoops and bowls helps them use their hands and imagination.

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Photo by Andrea Martelle

Follow these simple steps to make bubble foam for your next sensory playtime!

How to Make Bubble Foam

MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine Ingredients

    Measure 1 cup of water and pour it into a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of tear-free bubble bath to the water.

    Add a few drops of food coloring to the mixture.

    bubble bath measured out

  2. Mix to create foam

    Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to whip the mixture on high speed.

    bubble foam in mixer

    Continue mixing until the mixture turns into a thick, fluffy foam. This usually takes a few minutes.

    bubble foam mixing

  3. Pour into bin

    Once the foam is ready, transfer it to a larger container or sensory bin.

    We like to make several batches of different colored foam and add them to the bin together. They look amazing layered in a rainbow, and kids can do some color mixing while they play!

    bubble foam in bin

That’s it! Now you’re ready to play! We like to add either little plastic animals or scoops, cups, and spoons for playing. When playtime is over, simply rinse off the foam with water.

Bubble Foam Recipe

Here’s the recipe for bubble foam. Save and print it for lots of fun this summer!

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How to Make Bubble Foam

  • Author: The Artful Parent

Description

Bubble foam is an easy and fun sensory material for kids. Use tear-free bubble bath and water to whip up this fluffy foam!


Ingredients

Scale

Instructions

  1. Measure 1 cup of water and pour it into a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of tear-free bubble bath to the water.
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring to the mixture.
  3. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to whip the mixture on high speed. Continue mixing until the mixture turns into a thick, fluffy foam. This usually takes a few minutes.
  4. Once the foam is ready, transfer it to a larger container or sensory bin.

playing with bubble foam
Photo by Andrea Martelle

A note about safety: be sure to supervise kids during play to ensure they don’t ingest the foam. And if you have kids who still test things out with their mouths, try taste-safe aquafaba!

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