We’re squeezing the last drops out of summer here. I get misty just thinking about school starting in 2 weeks. The kids have been asking to cross “Make Homemade Bubbles” off of our summer list for weeks and we finally had a free evening to do it.
There are numerous recipes for homemade bubbles out there and most of them use different combinations of dishwashing soap, water and light corn syrup or glycerin. This was a last minute project so I chose a recipe that uses corn syrup since that’s what I had in the house.
Here’s the simple recipe:
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup dishwashing liquid (I used Palmolive but another brand would be fine)
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
Pour all of your ingredients into a container and gently mix, stir or shake. Let the mixture set for a little while (we let it rest for about 2 hours).
That’s it! You’re ready to blow big, beautiful bubbles. Sooooo much better than the store-bought stuff. We poured some of the mix into a tupperware container for the little bubble wands and into a cookie sheet with sides for the big wands. We bought those big bubble wands in the Dollar Spot a Target last year and they’re always a big hit.
But, let me warn you…Bubbles are a kid magnet. Within minutes of starting our bubble fun, we had 10 neighborhood kids in our yard. Make sure you have extra wands!
Check out Sparkle Power if you’re looking for a bubble recipe using glycerin.