How to make homemade bubbles for kids so you have a never-ending supply of bubble solution. This is the easiest and quickest homemade bubbles recipe and doesn’t use glycerine.
When I wrote about making homemade bubble wands with the kids, I promised to share photos of them using their new bubble wands as well as the instructions for how to make homemade bubbles.
So here goes!
Note: This post has been updated from the original with new photos and information.
First, I’ll share a video tutorial, then give you the bubbles recipe and share some photos…
Now for the recipe and photos…
How to Make Homemade Bubbles
- 4 cups warm water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup blue Dawn dish soap
Step #1. Whisk the sugar and water.
Whisk the sugar into the warm water until the sugar dissolves.
Step #2. Whisk in the soap.
Add the dish soap and whisk to combine.
Step #3. Let sit.
This step is only if you have some patience or think to make the solution ahead of time. Letting the homemade bubbles sit for a couple of hours or even overnight helps them work a bit better, but is not strictly necessary.
Step #4. Blow bubbles.
Now it’s time to blow bubbles with your new bubble solution!
Easy peasy, don’t you think?
You can also add 1/4 cup of vegetable glycerine to your homemade bubble solution if you like (available from the drugstore or online). And/or 1/2 cup of corn starch. And/or 1 tablespoon of baking powder. Those each make the bubbles work just a tad better. But this is the basic recipe and it works just fine on it’s own.
We usually simply have a big bowl or two of the bubble solution out and available to the kids. You can also hand individual mason jars with bubble solution to the kids. Or re-use one of those no-spill bubble cups for your homemade bubbles.
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Sometimes they blow bubbles themselves, sometimes they let the wind do the work, and sometimes they twirl around with bubble-laden wand in tow.
How about you? Have you made your own bubble solution? Do you have a favorite recipe? (If so, please share!)
More Fun Bubble Ideas for Kids
- Bubble printing with amazing and colorful bubble snakes
- Make easy DIY bubble wands with beads (the bubble wands pictured in this post)
- A bubble trumpet (it makes hundreds of little bubbles!)
- Or make the world’s biggest bubbles with Bubble Thing
- Use a bubble wand kit to make pretty wire bubble wands
- Bubble machines are (seemingly) magic
- Bubble dancing is a thing
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