Looking for a do-it-yourself bubble solution recipe?
Look no further. 😀
There is something so fun about bubbles. Just watch a child’s eyes light up with delight when you blow bubbles or listen to them squeal as they chase after them. Bubbles are just plain old fun!
*FYI- sometimes while listening to classical music my girls will feel inspired to twirl around the house doing their best ballerina impersonations, often while wearing the poofy underskirts from their old flower girl dresses… Just before heading out to blow bubbles, Grace was moved by a particularly lovely song, and, well, that pretty much explains her outfit 🙂 Not exactly “town clothes”, but I pretty much just roll with the dress-up waves while we’re sticking to our own property…
Here’s the easy bubble solution recipe that I use each year-
An Ordinary Mom’s Big Bubbles Solution
1 gallon distilled water (less 2 cups poured out)
8 oz Dawn Ultra* dishsoap
4-6 Tbsp** Vegetable Glycerin
*It’s getting harder to find regular old Dawn, most recipes call for 12 oz of regular Dawn, but 8 oz is plenty if you, like me, can only find Dawn Ultra on your local store shelves…
**4 will do ok, but more is better. Glycerin isn’t cheap, so feel free to skimp, just know that the glycerin is kind of the key to making good bubbles…
Pour 2 cups of the distilled water into another container- you can make a smaller batch with this if you don’t want to waste anything! I used mine to try a batch with a natural dishsoap. I added 1 Tbsp of glycerin and 2 Tbsp of Earth Friendly Products Dishmate, Liquid Dishwashing Cleaner, Natural Grapefruit. (I love this soap! It’s what we’ve used in our home for years.) It worked great with blowing smaller bubbles, we haven’t tried it with the Big Bubble Wands yet…
Pour in the Dawn dishsoap, a funnel works great here, and then add the glycerin. Cover tightly and gently tip and roll the gallon jug, being careful not to shake and form suds.
For more bubble fun, you could try making Square Bubbles!
What are you waiting for? It’s time to make some bubbles! Enjoy!
edited to add: Wanna know how we made the Super Bubble Wands? Click right here!