How to Make Bubbles

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Things Needed

  • Food Coloring (optional)
  • Jars With Lids
  • Wire Whisks
  • Buckets Or Dishpan
  • 4 tbsp. liquid dish soap
  • 4 tbsp. glycerins
  • 1 qt. water

How to Make Bubbles. Although store-bought bubbles are fairly inexpensive, with this recipe, you can make more than a quart of bubble liquid for practically nothing.

Mix water, liquid dish soap and glycerin in a bucket or dishpan.

Stir with a wire whisk until blended.

Let mixture sit for 24 hours.

Pour bubble mixture into small bottles or large pans, depending on size of bubbles desired.

Store unused bubble mixture in a jar with a lid.

Tip

You can experiment by adding more or less glycerin or dish soap to achieve the desired consistency. If you don't have glycerin, try using the same amount of corn syrup instead. Use no-tears baby shampoo instead of liquid dish soap if you're worried about bubbles stinging children's eyes. If desired, add a drop of food coloring to the mixture to make colored bubbles. Blowing bubbles is always more successful if done outdoors.