Crafts: making bubbles

by Shannon

Do your children go bananas over bubbles like mine do? Blowing and chasing bubbles is an easy and fast outdoor activity that will keep my three Things busy for an eternity (or at least what feels like one!). There’s only one drawback. We can go through one of those measly bottles of bubbles from the dollar store in about thirty minutes (we are no bubble amateurs here).

I finally got fed up and figured, if I can make my own play-doh, I can make my own bubbles! I googled a bunch of different recipes and tried a bunch until I came up with something I liked.

It’s easy!

You’ll need:

Dawn or Joy dish detergent
Glycerin (easily found at your drug store, in the first aid section)
Water
A large bucket or dish

Add 1/2 cup of dish detergent to about 4 quarts of water in your bucket. Add 3-4 tablespoons of glycerin (you may have to play with this amount to get what makes perfect bubbles).

Now Stir!

It is widely recommended that you leave the solution to sit overnight, as this is most definitely a case of something that gets better the longer you wait! The bubbles are bigger the longer the solution has time to “set”.

You can use your new bubble solution straight from your big bucket, or you can pour into old bubble containers if you have them lying around. My children each like to hold their own bottle, thus, I refill the bottles with my own mixture!

Last step: grab your kids and begin blowing bubbles to your heart’s content!


Shannon is mom to three Things, aged 6, 4, and 2.  Follow their adventures at Crafty Mom.

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2 responses to “Crafts: making bubbles

  1. Great post Shannon, love the bubbles and yours are so much less expensive!

  2. Pingback: May : what you might have missed « Kids in the Capital

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