How to make homemade bubbles, so your kids have a never-ending supply of bubble solution. This is the easiest and quickest DIY bubble recipe, and it doesn’t use glycerin.
Updated January 2022
If your kids love blowing bubbles as much as ours do, then this recipe is just for you! It makes a big batch of solution and the bubbles it makes are fantastic!
And if you’re looking for something extra fancy to blow bubbles with, be sure to check out our homemade bubble wands!
First, here’s a video tutorial on how to make the bubbles. And keep scrolling to get the bubbles recipe and some photos of the bubbles in action!
How to Make Homemade Bubbles
- 4 cups warm water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup blue Dawn dish soap
- Combine the sugar and water
Whisk the sugar into the warm water until the sugar dissolves.
- Whisk in the soap
Add the dish soap and whisk to combine.
- 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.
- 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 glycerin to your homemade bubble solution if you like. Or 1/2 cup of corn starch. Or 1 tablespoon of baking powder. Each of those ingredients make the bubbles work just a tad bit better. But this is the basic recipe, and it works just fine on its own.
We usually have a big bowl or two of the bubble solution out and available to the kids. You can also fill individual mason jars with bubble solution for each kid. Or re-use one of those no-spill bubble cups for your homemade bubbles.
Sometimes they blow bubbles themselves, sometimes they let the wind do the work, and sometimes they twirl around with a bubble-laden wand in tow.
How about you? Have you made your own bubble solution? Do you have a favorite recipe?
People Also Ask
- How do you make bubbles without glycerin? We find that this basic recipe of 4 cups warm water, plus 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup blue Dawn dish soap works great without glycerin!
- Can you make bubble solution with dish soap? Yes! This recipe calls for plain old blue Dawn dish soap.
- How do you make strong bubbles at home? Follow the simple recipe listed above, and let the solution sit overnight. This will help the bubble solution come together and work really well.
More Fun Bubble Ideas for Kids
- Make easy DIY bubble wands with beads (the bubble wands pictured in this post)
- Bubble printing with amazing and colorful bubble snakes
- 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
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