How to Make Super Strong Bubbles

How to make super strong bubbles

Learning how to make super strong bubbles has been on our list of summer things to do for way too long! I love this post showing how to make bubbles and this one for how to make bubble solution for huge bubbles.

We’ve made all sorts of different kinds of bubbles while taking advantage of Minnesota’s warm summers, but somehow we’ve missed super strong bubbles!

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How to Make Bubble Solution for Huge Bubbles!

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By the time the outside temperature rises in Minnesota I feel like I’ve been planning outdoor activities for months. My favorite family activity that’s both fun and simple is bubble solution. I try to make it even more fun by using a variety of objects and different forms of bubble solution to make bubbles!

Did you know that you can learn how to make bubble solution especially for huge bubbles?

While you can use one of these seven different recipes for how to make bubbles, the homemade bubble solution recipe below is just the right combination of ingredients to make huge bubbles!

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How to Make Bubbles for Kids: 7 of the Best Homemade Bubble Recipes!

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How to make bubbles

The warm weather has reminded me that I’ve been wanting to share how to make bubbles!

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There are plenty of homemade bubble recipes to try out once you know how to make bubbles. Some are really simple with ingredients I’m 99.9% sure you have in your home. Other instructions and recipes for how to make bubbles have ingredients that are a bit more obscure.

The most straightforward homemade bubble recipes consist of just liquid soap and water. But there are a few bubble recipes that have some additions you might not expect. Here’s a quick FAQ to answer some questions you might have about how to make the bubble recipes below:

How to Make Homemade Bubbles FAQ:

Where Can I buy glycerin?
Glycerin can be found in the cake decorating area of most craft stores. If you’re near a Michael’s, you can find it with the rest of the Wilton cake and candy-making supplies. If you want to order it online you can find several options on Amazon:

Why would there be sugar in a recipe for homemade bubbles?
I just learned how to make bubbles, but it seems that the answer is simply in the stickiness of pure sugar. Sugar simply makes the bubbles “stick” and last longer.

Why would a recipe for bubbles include corn syrup?
Corn syrup works the same way sugar does, so it helps make your bubbles last longer.

What’s the best dishwashing detergent to use for making homemade bubbles?
An extensive Google search revealed that almost everyone stood behind Dawn Original dish soap as the best dish soap for bubbles.

Are there any dish soaps that shouldn’t be used for making homemade bubbles?
Yes. Generic soaps that are usually found at dollar stores and the like are generally too watered down to produce quality bubbles.

Can I use these homemade bubble recipes to blow bubbles indoors? 
The Basic homemade bubbles recipe shouldn’t cause any problems indoors. It’s just diluted soap! Take care with the bubble solutions containing sugar and corn syrup, as they may leave a  sticky residue on surfaces. Finally, the Beautiful Bubbles and Jello Bubbles recipes contain a small amount of food coloring and dye, so it’s probably best to save those solutions for outdoor use.

How should I store my homemade bubbles?
Store all homemade bubble solutions in an airtight, labeled container. A clean glass spaghetti sauce or jelly jar works perfectly for storing bubbles.

How long can I store my homemade bubble solution? 
Many bubbles actually get better with age. If the mixture has sat for more than a few weeks, give the container a gentle swirl to combine the ingredients that may have separated. Don’t shake the container; you want to save those suds for your bubbles!

How to Make Bubbles

 

Basic Homemade Bubbles Recipe:
1 Cup water
1 Tablespoon dishwashing liquid.

How to make bubbles: Combine the water and dishwashing liquid in a cup, bottle or dish. Stir gently and thoroughly to combine. Dip your bubble wand and get started!

Deluxe Bubbles Recipe
1 quart (4 cups) warm water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dishwashing liquid

How to make bubbles: Combine the sugar and the warm water. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved.

Add the dishwashing liquid and stir again. Store in an airtight container.

Crazy Deluxe Bubbles Recipe
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons liquid dish or laundry detergent
1 tablespoon glycerin
1 teaspoon white sugar

How to make bubbles: Gently stir all ingredients together and store in a airtight container. These bubbles have staying power! Given the right conditions you might lose sight of your bubbles before they pop!

Jello Bubbles
1 part dishwashing liquid
1 part Jello brand (or generic) powder, any flavor/color
8 to 10 parts warm water

How to make bubbles: Gently combine all three ingredients. Avoid creating suds by mixing too vigorously. Suds will affect the “bubbliness” of your bubbles.

Tear-Free Bubbles
1/4 cup tear-free baby shampoo
3/4 cup water
3 Tablespoons light corn syrup

How to make bubbles: Mix all ingredients, then wait for the bubbles to settle before using.

Beautiful Bubbles {with food coloring}
1/3 cup dishwashing liquid
1 1/4 cups water
2 teaspoons sugar
1 drop food coloring

How to make bubbles:  Combine all ingredients together in a jar or other resealable container. Use outside to avoid staining any indoor fixtures, carpet or upholstery.

Non-Toxic, Natural Bubbles
1/4 cup natural, biodegradable dish detergent (Like Seventh Generation Free and Clear)
1 cup water
1 teaspoon glycerin

How to make bubbles: Mix up all ingredients in a resealable container. Let stand overnight for best results.

How to Make Bubbles: The Best Homemade Bubble Recipes!

How to Make Bubbles: The Best Homemade Bubble Recipes!

Learning how to make bubbles with this homemade bubbles recipe means you'll always have bubble solution ready to go! This particular recipe for bubbles has simple ingredients, but it will give you extra-strong bubbles that are difficult to pop!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons liquid dish detergent or laundry detergent
  • 1 tablespoon glycerin
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

Instructions

  1. Gently stir all ingredients together
  2. Store in a airtight container.
  3. These bubbles have staying power! Given the right conditions you might lose sight of your bubbles before they pop!
    Be sure to check out the 6 other great recipes for homemade bubbles!
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How to make bubbles

Did you already know how to make homemade bubbles? What’s your favorite homemade bubble recipe?

how to make bubble solutionWant to know how to make bubble solution for huge bubbles? It’s really easy!

 

how to make homemade bubblesBest bubbles image credit: Maricel Cruz

How to Make Homemade Bubbles: The Seven Best Homemade Bubble Recipes for Kids!

How to make bubblesBabies and kids love bubbles, and I love sharing how to make bubbles!

There are so many instructions for how to make homemade bubbles out there. Some are super-easy with ingredients I’m almost positive you already have at home. The easiest recipe for bubbles is made from just soap and water! Other recipes have ingredients you’ll likely have to go buy.

If you decide to make one of the recipes for bubbles that requires glycerin, you’ll likely need this information:

Where Can I buy glycerin?
Glycerin can be found in the cake decorating area of most craft stores. If you’re near a Michael’s, you can find it with the rest of the Wilton cake and candy-making supplies. If you’re going to make more than one batch of bubbles, I recommend buying a larger quantity. Here are a few options from Amazon:

Wilton glycerin  ::  2 ounces for $4.33 ($2.16 per ounce). This amounts to 4 tablespoons of glycerin.
Now Solutions 100% pure vegetable glycerine:  16 oz for as low as $5.25 ($0.32 per ounce). This is a far better price but you might not want that much glycerin!

Ready to get started making homemade bubbles? Check out one of my most popular articles, how to make bubbles!

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On to the next project: Here’s how to make homemade play dough with natural food dyes!

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