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Bubble Solution for a GIANT Bubble

One of our favorite summer activities is blowing bubbles. It is a simple, timeless kids activity! But we are always on the hunt for a new bubble solution that will give us a giant bubble! We were so pleased with the results I just had to share it with you!
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Bubble Solution for a GIANT Bubble

Kids will have fun with this epic summer activity for kids! This summer bucket list worthy activity is sure to be a favorite for years to come. just whip up this simple bubble recipe and have fun making HUGE bubbles all summer long.

bubble solution for a giant bubble

Bubble Solution Recipe #1 {pictured}

  • 6 cups distilled water {i read it was better than tap water}
  • 1/2 cup Dawn dish soap (I used ultra concentrated)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoons glycerin (can get on Amazon or craft store cake isle – helps to make the solution smooth and stretchy)

I dumped all the ingredients in a large bowl. Using a fork I carefully mixed to dissolve the cornstarch and mix in the glycerin that settled to the bottom. My kids used their fingers to mix it too .


Bubble Solution Recipe #2 {pictured  in red bubbles}

  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup Dawn dish soap (I used ultra concentrated)
  • 1 Tablespoons light corn syrup (don’t skip this)

Simpler recipe, but still great! Allow to sit 30 minutes before using.

DIY Bubble Wands

DIY Bubble Wands

We used pipe cleaners to make our own bubble wands. They worked GREAT!
We also used string fed through two straws and tied together to make the large wand for our really big bubbles.

I recommend making the string about 24″ long. Any bigger and it is hard to not pop before you make the bubble.

Homemade Bubble Solution makes Superior Bubbles!

the best homemade bubble solution

My toddler had a great time making bubbles with our DIY Bubble Wands. The solution was silkier than the kind in the bottle and even with the smaller wands made some great bubbles!
Homemade Bubble Solution Goofy was amazed by the large bubbles we made float throughout the yard.

Giant Bubble Solution

Giant Bubble Solution But the coolest part of our homemade bubble solution was making a giant bubble. Here Minnie (5) is dipping our DIY ‘wand’ into the solution.
Homemade bubble solution
She stretched the wand open carefully and with a little wind or a light blow . . . .
GIANT bubble Minnie made some GIANT bubbles!
Giant Bubble with homemade bubble solution
I don’t know if you can tell or not, but the bubble in this last picture has a redish tint to it. I decided to try adding dried tempera paint to see if we could make colorful bubbles. Well, it didn’t really work at making colorful bubbles, but it did color my kids hands for a couple hours =) Oh well, you don’t know if you don’t try!

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activites and FREE printables: and


  • Can you tell me where you purchased light corn syrup tablets? I have looked up glycerin tablets (constipation suppositories) and baking powder tablets (alka seltzer) but cannot find corn syrup tablets. Do these ingredients need to be purchased in the tablet form?

    • I think you misread… it is just light corn syrup (no tablet) – so kitchen isle. The glycerin is also a liquid and if you click the word glycerin it will show you the product you can buy for about $5 conveniently from amazon. ENJOY!

  • I apologize for my previous comment…I realize now the TAB means tablespoons, not tablets. Please disregard.

  • That is great! I love that you are so cool about sharing it and your attempts that didn’t quite make it. I have more of those than anything else. I can’t wait to do this.

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