Blowing bubbles is a classic activity that both adults and children can enjoy indoors or out. Make your own bubbles at home with ingredients that you likely already have available in your kitchen. Get creative with ideas for objects that you can use for wands to make the most unique, largest or most durable bubble. Enjoy hours of fun making new memories with your children with this homemade bubble solution recipe.
Pour the water into your bubble solution container.
Add the corn syrup and dish soap to the water slowly. The corn syrup is responsible for strengthening the bubbles so that they don't pop as easily. Soapy dish detergent, when added to water, lowers the surface tension so that bubbles can form, according to "Scientific American."
Allow the mixture to sit for at least 30 minutes to give your bubbles more durability.
Pour the solution into a cake pan or large bowl for easier dipping.
Dip pipe cleaners bent into shapes, cookie cutters, fly swatters, or straws taped together into the mixture to make the bubbles.
Things You Will Need
- Large container for bubble solution such as a glass jar, gallon jug or plastic tub
- 1 cup dish soap
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 4 cups water
Substitute tear-free baby shampoo instead of the dish soap for no-tears bubbles. Add in a few drops of food coloring for fun colored bubbles, but only use these outdoors since the food coloring can stain.