Never buy bubbles again, my homemade bubbles solution.

Leo blowing bubbles


Is there anything more fun than blowing bubbles?

It seems we always have bubbles in our car.   They are a staple during a trip to the park or playground.  My youngest  will idle away the time with bubbles while we fish, long after he has lost interest in his Spongebob fishing pole.

My kids love the bubble wands from Walmart or Target.   I buy the kids the wands in their favorite color, they are only about $1.00, and keep a gallon of my homemade bubble solution in the car, so I can keep their wands filled and their faces smiling!

I tried numerous bubbles “recipes” after either being disappointed in store bought ones or watching the more expensive refills get spilled during play.

Homemade Bubbles

Items needed:

1 gallon plastic milk or orange juice jug (you want a GOOD lid).

10 cups water

5 cups Dawn dishwashing liquid

1 cup glycerin (You can buy it at your local pharmacy)

Mix all ingredients in the gallon jug.

IMPORTANT:  Let ingredients sit for about 48 hours before using for best results!

Keep the lid tightly closed on the bubbles.  Glycerin can absorb water from the air, diluting your bubbles.

My Mommy Tips:

  • If you have older kids, this is a great time for a science discussion.  Glycerin is natural fat found in plants and animals.  It is a natural by-product of the soap making process.  You could visit a soap maker, or even try making soap yourself, and removing the glycerin for your bubbles, although I think the glycerin is what makes homemade soap so soft!