If there is one thing that kids love, it’s bubbles! I have never met a child that didn’t like to blow, chase or catch bubbles. There’s just something so fun about them. We can easily go through a large bottle of bubbles in one afternoon. We really like to make homemade bubbles instead of using store bought. No more plastic bubble bottles to toss in the recycling bin. If your kids are bubble fanatics like mine, give this easy diy bubble solution a try!
How To Make Bubbles With Dish Soap
Supplies needed to make homemade bubbles:
- Light Corn Syrup
- Clear Dish Soap
- Food Coloring (Optional, to make colored bubbles)
- Glass/Plastic Jar
- Straws or Bubble Wands
Gather you supplies and make room on your kitchen counter for this quick make homemade bubbles project. You will need a bowl, a measuring cup and a mixing spoon.
Directions For Making Homemade Bubble Solution:
Start by adding 6 cups of hot water to a large mixing bowl. Next, add your natural dish soap. You will need to add in 2 cups.
After your dish soap is added, pour in 3/4 cup of light corn syrup. Mix those 2 together. You will start to see bubbles form on the surface. Next, if you wish to make colored bubbles, you will add your food coloring (about 10 drops).
If you want to make several colors, pour your mix into a few different cups/jars before adding your food coloring. More jars means less diy bubble solution, so you will need less food coloring. We chose to just make one color but the bubble recipe makes enough to have a few different colors if you would like! After you have poured your bubble mixture into your jar, add 2 drops of food coloring and stir. Now you have your own DIY Colored Bubbles!
My kids love to take these bubbles out back and play different bubble games with them. See how far they can blow them, see who can blow the biggest ones and even who can catch the most! Bubbles are such a great outdoor activity for a warm day! Since we keep our diy bubble solution in mason jars, we just toss them in the dishwasher when the bubbles run out. Then, we fill them right back up for the next day.
Playing with bubbles is a great outdoor activity for kids! Do your kids love bubbles? Give this recipe a try and make homemade bubbles next time they are wanting new bubbles to blow. They will love to help with making bubble solution! Do you think you will try making colored bubbles?