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Making your own bubble solution is a fun and easy activity!

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Here's what you'll need and the steps to follow:


  • Dish soap: This is the main ingredient that creates the suds and film for bubbles. Choose a mild dish soap that is free of additives or dyes, like Dawn or Joy.
  • Water: Dilutes the soap and creates the volume of your solution.
  • Glycerin (optional): This ingredient helps slow down the popping of bubbles, making them last longer. You can find glycerin at most drugstores or online. Honey or corn syrup can be used as substitutes in a pinch, though they won't be quite as effective.

Basic recipe:

This is a simple and quick recipe that uses readily available ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) dish soap
  • 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) water

Recipe with glycerin for longer-lasting bubbles:

  • 1 cup (240 ml) dish soap
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) glycerin
  • 4 cups (960 ml) water


  1. Mix the ingredients: In a large bowl or container, pour in your chosen amount of dish soap. Then, add the water and stir gently to combine. If using glycerin, honey, or corn syrup, add it now and stir until well incorporated.

  2. Let it rest (optional): While not strictly necessary, letting your bubble solution rest for at least 30 minutes allows any air bubbles created while mixing to dissipate, resulting in smoother and stronger bubbles.

  3. Blow bubbles! Use bubble wands, straws, or even your fingers to blow bubbles.


  • The quality of the water matters: Using filtered or distilled water can create even better bubbles than tap water.
  • Experiment with ratios: You can adjust the ratio of soap to water to find what works best for you. More soap can create stronger bubbles, but too much can make them thick and difficult to blow.
  • Bubble wand variations: There are many bubble wand options available, but you can also get creative and use household items like pipe cleaners, wire hangers, or even straws bent into loops.
  • Outdoor fun: Take your bubble solution outside on a breezy day for even more bubble-blowing enjoyment!

Have fun creating and chasing bubbles!

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