How to Make Your Own Bubble Solution


How to Make Your Own Bubble Solution


Bubbles are a hit with kiddos of all ages! Whether you have toddlers or school-aged children at home this summer, be sure to bring out the bubbles for lots of outdoor fun. Check out our easy recipe for homemade bubble solution below. 

Homemade Bubble Solution

If you’ve been around little ones in the summertime for more than five minutes, then you will know how much they love playing with bubbles. You will also discover how quickly kids go through bubble solution! Keeping those bubbles going can get pretty pricey with store-bought refills, so try out this easy homemade bubble solution instead. 

Here’s what you will need: 

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup dish soap

Optional ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon glycerin 
  • ¼ cup sugar 

The recipe for homemade bubble solution is simply 6 parts water to one part dish soap. We like using Seventh Generation dish soap. Dawn is another popular option. 

Feel free to scale up or down as needed. 

Gently mix 1 part dish soap into 6 parts water and store in a container of your choice.

Optional ingredients to add to your bubble solution include glycerin and sugar. Glycerin absorbs water, so the bubbles won’t dry out as quickly, helping to create longer-lasting bubbles. Sugar mixes with the dish soap to create a stronger bubble film, making bubbles that are more difficult to pop. 

For glycerin bubbles, add a tablespoon of glycerin to the bubble solution. 

For sugar bubbles, add ¼ cup of sugar to the water and stir until dissolved. Then add the dish soap. 

You can make a batch of original bubble solution, along with a batch each of glycerin bubbles and sugar bubbles and see which bubbles your kiddos like best.

Bubble Activities 

Once you’ve got your homemade bubble solution ready, it’s time to blow some bubbles! 

Free play with bubbles is always a win, but if you’re looking for a few guided activities, here are some ideas: 

  • See who can blow the biggest bubble.
  • Experiment with different shaped bubble wands to see what kinds of bubbles you can make. 
  • Add a few drops of food coloring to the bubble solution for colored bubbles. 
  • Try to pop the bubbles with a specific body part, such as challenging toddlers to stomp on bubbles with their feet. 
  • Use a bubble machine or the ultimate favorite—the bubble lawn mower—with little ones! 

We hope this easy homemade bubble solution inspires many memorable moments with your kids this summer.

Enjoy the sunshine, from all of us at Honest Buck.

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