homemade bubbles

These easy recipes for making bubbles at home will be sure to entertain your kids for hours!

Basic Homemade Bubbles I

1/4 C. Liquid Dishwashing Detergent (grease-cutters are best)
3/4 C. Water
1-1/2 Tbsp. Light Corn Syrup

Basic Homemade Bubbles II

2 C. warm water
1/4 C. good quality dish soap (i.e. – Dawn)
A little food coloring or paint/Kool-Aid powder
2 Tbsp. glycerine or corn syrup

Basic Homemade Bubbles III

2 C. warm water
1 C. liquid dishwashing soap
1/2 C. glycerine
1 tsp. sugar

Basic Homemade Bubbles IV

1 C. dishwashing liquid
1 C. water
1 Tbsp. corn syrup

Mix together.  Use straws, funnels, six-pack can holders, whisks, small cookie cutters, etc. to blow bubbles.  Store bubble solutions in an airtight container.


Bubble Pipe

Paper Cup
Dish detergent
Food coloring

Help your child make this simple bubble pipe.  Poke a pencil hole on the side of a paper cup, one inch from the bottom, and stick a drinking straw through it, halfway into the cup.  Pour dish detergent into the cup until the straw is covered.  Add a little water and a few drops of food coloring.  Blow gently until beautiful colored bubbles froth over the rim of the cup and fill the air.

*This idea came from the Preschoolers Busy Book

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