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How to Make Homemade Bubbles

by Jean Van't Hul
January 4, 2021

How to make homemade bubbles for kids to have a never-ending supply of bubble solution. This is the easiest and quickest DIY bubble recipe and doesn’t use glycerine.

How to Make Homemade Bubbles - Bubble and Bubble Solution in Bowl

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 - Bubble Ingredients with labels

How to Make Homemade Bubbles

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  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup blue Dawn dish soap


  1. Combine the sugar and water

    Whisk the sugar into the warm water until the sugar dissolves.

  2. Whisk in the soap

    Add the dish soap and whisk to combine.How to Make Homemade Bubbles - Finished Bubble Solution in Bowl

  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.Blowing bubbles with homemade solution

  4. Blow bubbles!

    Now it’s time to blow bubbles with your new bubble solution!How to Make Homemade Bubbles - catching a bubble

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.

How to Make Homemade Bubbles - blowing bubbles

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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How to Make Homemade Bubbles

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 to Make Homemade Bubbles - looking at the bubble

How about you? Have you made your own bubble solution? Do you have a favorite recipe? (If so, please share!)

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