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Bubble recipes for blowing bubbles


Easy homemade do it yourself bubble recipes for kids


Our favorite homemade do it yourself bubble recipes for HUGE bubbles, colorful bubbles and high flying bubbles!  The best bubble recipes that are easy and inexpensive.  Make a large batch for birthday parties or a smaller batch for playtime and play dates.


The bubble solutions can be stored in a sealed container.  Try storing in the refrigerator - cool bubbles tend to hold together better. 

All the bubble solutions and mixtures can be made ahead of time.  Letting the solution rest for a few days makes for better bubbles!



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Make up a big batch of Bubble mixture and set out lots of bubble wands in all shapes and sizes. 


Some fun ideas for bubble wands: Wire coat hangers bent in a circle shape, slotted mixing spoons, plastic lids with circles out, almost anything that forms a circle.   


Homemade Bubble Tips:


The longer you let the bubbles set before using the larger the bubbles will be.

Use Joy or Ajax brand Dishwashing Soap for best results. 

Use a large plastic drink dispenser with a spout at the bottom to hold the bubbles.  Kids can stop by and re-fill their bubble containers quick and easy! 


Best Homemade Bubble Recipes


How To Make Huge Homemade Bubbles


  •   12 Cups Warm Water
  • 1 Cup Cornstarch
  • 2 TBLS Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Dishwashing Soap
  • 1 TBLS Glycerin
  • Place 1/2 of the warm water in a bucket
  • Stir in the cornstarch until dissolved
  • Mix in the rest of the water
  • Mix in baking powder
  • Mix in the soap and the glycerin
  • Stir carefully and try not to create bubbles or foam while stirring
  • Let the Huge Bubble mixture sit for 1 hour (or longer) before use
  • When ready to use stir the mixture slowly for 2 minutes and then use right away


This mixture has a tendency to settle while in use so stir once every 15 minutes. 



Bubble Recipe #1


1/2 Cup Dishwashing Liquid
4 1/2 Cups Water
4 TBLS glycerin (can be found at drug stores)

Mix all ingredients together gently.  If a foam starts to appear while you are mixing skim it off the top with a large spoon. 



Bubble Recipe #2


1 Cup Water
4 TBLS Dishwashing Liquid
2 TBLS Light Karo Syrup

Mix all ingredients together.




Bubble Recipe #3
1/2 Cup Dishwashing Liquid
2 Cups Water
2 tsp Sugar

Mix ingredients together.



Bubble Recipe #4
To fill a gallon milk jug
11 Cups Water
4 Cups Dishwashing Liquid
1 Cup Corn Syrup

Mix ingredients together.



Bubble Recipe # 5
6 cups Water
1 cup of Joy or Dawn dish soap
(stir into water slowly, don't let bubbles form)
1/4 Cup Corn Syrup
Stir until mixed together.



High Flying Bubble Recipe
1 Cup warm water
2 TBLS Joy or Dawn dishwashing soap
1 TBLS glycerin
1 tsp white sugar
Mix all ingredients together slowly.
This recipe will give you high flying bubbles that last a long time!


Homemade bubble recipes



Colorful Bubbles
1/3 Cup Dish Soap
1 1/4 Cup warm water
2 tsps Sugar
1 Drop of Food coloring (any color)
Mix all the ingredients together.  Store in a container with a tight lid. 
This mixture should be used OUTSIDE.  Because of the food coloring in the mixture it will stain carpet, tile, furniture, etc.



Jell-O Bubble Recipe
4 Cups warm water
1/2 Cup Joy or Dawn dishwashing soap
1 package Jell-O brand (or generic) jello
Stir all bubble ingredients together slowly until Jell-O is completely dissolved.
Use OUTSIDE because the mixture will stain.


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