BEST Homemade Bubbles
BEST Homemade Bubbles

Some big bubbles and some little bubbles – let the FUN begin!

I have been on a quest for the perfect homemade bubble for a lloonnggg time, and now PERFECTION!

The young kids had a great time and the big kids became quite competitive to see who could make the best and biggest bubble.

If you look close you will see the bubble above my grandson’s head he made, and of course Stan’s very cool bubble which broke as I snapped the picture!

DIY Homemade Bubbles


6 c water (distilled works best)

1/2 c blue dawn dish detergent (MUST be DAWN non-ultra is supposed to work best, but ultra-concentrated works fine)

1/2 c corn starch

1 Tbl.  baking powder (yes, that is baking powder)

1 tbs glycerine (in most grocery stores)


Dissolve cornstarch in water, stirring really well.Home Made BIG BubblesThen gently mix in the remaining ingredients.

Avoid creating a lot of froth.Home Made BIG BubblesAllow mixture to sit for at least one hour (BEST results when used in the SAME day), stirring occasionally if you see cornstarch settling to the bottom.

Meanwhile, make your bubble blowers.

We made some with pipe cleaners which are simply 2 twisted together then a loop formed at one end.  Twisting two together makes it sturdy for little hands.  Be sure to wrap the ends of the pipe cleaners in so no one gets poked.Home Made BIG BubblesThe kids had a terrific time with these inexpensive pipe cleaner bubble forms.

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Now THESE bubble forms really work AMAZING for kids and adults! 

They are simply made from yarn and straws.  

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Push the yarn through the straws and leave about 12″ – 16″ of yarn between either end of the straws.   

Bubbles 5And let…the contest…..of the biggest baddest bubble begin!!!Bubbles 6

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Bubbles 8NOTE:  As you use the bubble solution, keep GENTLY stirring up the baking powder to keep it mixed in – but avoid a froth.

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Recipe source unknown – Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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