Sunday, May 04, 2008

Homemade Bubbles

I mixed up these bubbles yesterday. We've taken them out two days in a row. I imagine this gallon of bubbles will last us quite a while.

1 gallon water
2/3 cup dishwashing soap
2-3 tbsp. glycerin

You can find glycerin in the pharmacy for a few dollars.

The bubble wands were found in the Target dollar spot. I've noticed that the bubbles worked even better the second day after the solution had some time to rest.


Fun, fun stuff!

17 comments:

Caitlin said...

Those bubbles are way cooler than store bought. Thanks, Candace. I'm trying to think of some cool things I can do with this kid we're watching this week...

Keri said...

Those are some giant bubbles!!

Ipuna said...

Just peaking in. It looks like you have been one bust woman! Thanks for the bubble recipe.

ashley said...

great! we are soo into bubbles, good to know we can make out own after then enevitably get poured out!

andrea said...

Fun! Too bad it was so windy at the party, I really wanted the kids to do that!!!

chanel said...

SOOOOO SUPER cool!

Kama said...

Got to you from Momadvice. Thanks so much for the recipe. I'm going to have to try it out with my nephew this summer and my kids when they get old enough!!

Lynn said...

I can't wait to try this. I've tried homemade bubbles before but with less than stellar results. Of course I just used dish washing soap and water. My two year old loves bubbles, so making our own will be a huge help this summer.

Ahfat said...

I have tried making my own bubble solution with just water and dishwashing solution, it does work well. Your recipe seems much much better, will definiately try it, thank you.

Anitra Cameron said...

Oh, good! Thanks for posting this--I bought a lovely copper bubble wand at the Goodwill just the other day and have been yearning for a good bubble recipe!

mama k said...

I mixed this up today! Even made a fun lable for my jug of bubbles. LOL found you via Amy. :)

saraaaaa said...

heyyy!
i am going to use this expirament for my scince project in school!
great job!

TwoHeartsTogether said...

Thanks for sharing with us!
I posted this recipe on my craft blog TwoHeartsTogether! Check out where your site was featured here:
http://www.twoheartstogether.com/2009/03/19/homemade-bubbles/

Kara said...

The glycerin really does make amazing bubble solution. I haven't made any for a long time; I need to try it again. Thanks for the reminder!

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing this great recipe! I've seen several....but none contained pictures!

Melissa :D

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Love all things homemade! I linked to this on my weekly roundup (post can be found here). We found that bubbles in the wading pool make for a much less messy toddler. :>)

Chemicals Direct said...

Normally, bubbles burst after a short time because its outside layer evaporates quickly. That is, until manufacturers came up with an innovative solution through the addition of glycerin. Glycerin, or glycerol, is a thick and colorless alcohol which is a byproduct of soap making process. Its ability to dissolve with water makes it ideal for bubble making.

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