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. 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.
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 DIY bubble wands with beads (the bubble wands pictured in this post) A bubble trumpet (one of our favorite commercial bubble wands; 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 machine magic Bubble dancing is a thing
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