Homemade Bubble Solution

Every spring we buy a brand-new bottle of bubbles for each child in our home, and on that very same day all three bottles are emptied, sometimes on purpose, but usually by mistake. With a bit of trial and error, we’ve become pretty good at mixing up our own bubble solution with things we have around the house. The glycerin isn’t a required ingredient but can help if you’re in the business of making really huge bubbles. Keep in mind that these are rough measurements and that you’ll have different results depending on your soap. 

You’ll Need:

– 2 parts dish soap

– 1 part water

– A container to hold your solution

– Optional glycerin

Add your soap to your container, and slowly mix in the water being careful not to make too many bubbles in the process. Add in 2 tablespoons of glycerin for every cup of water, if you’re making large bubbles. Add a little extra soap or water depending on your brand of soap.

Homemade Bubble Wands

You’ll Need:

– Pipe cleaners

– Beads

Use 2 or 3 pipe cleaners to twist or braid a straight line to behave as your handle. Bend another pipe cleaner into a hoop. This will become your bubble maker. Now decide where you’d like to accessorize. Slide some beads and sparkly bits onto the pipe cleaners and secure the handle to the hoop for real this time. You could also use more than one pipe cleaner to form the circle on your wand and add a pipe cleaner on either side as the handle to make bigger bubbles. Pour your bubble solution onto a pie plate or shallow wide-base bowl and have fun! 

Fun Tip: Try taking your bubble-soaked wand, holding it in the air, and running to make a stream of bubbles.

Bubble Fun

You’ve used up all your bubble-blowing imagination and you still have bubbles left in your pie plate? Grab a straw, pop it into your bubble solution and blow. You’ll start to see the bubbles building up just like a bubble bath. Just be careful not to suck on the straw!

Jacquelyn Toupin lives with her family in a heritage farmhouse that has been in her family for several generations. You can follow them on Instagram @raisinghay