How To Make Your Own Bubbles


I bought this six pack of bubbles thinking they would last us a while but my two year old managed to dump three of them out in a matter of fifteen minutes of playing with them.

They aren’t expensive but how quickly we were going through them made me want to see about making our own solution.

This is super simple, but I thought I’d share in case you want to give it a try.

All you need is:
Dish Soap
Corn Syrup

There are different recipes and suggestions out there but this is what worked for me.

Pour a little more than 1/2 cup dish soap into a container with 2 cups warm water. Add about 2 Tablespoon of corn syrup to thicken it up and make your bubbles stick. Stir well. Most recipes call for glycerin which may give you the best “stick” but corn syrup is fine if you just want to use what you have on hand.


Ta Da.

Try to save your old containers including the wands and you can just use this as a refill solution.


This recipe is especially great if you have one of those no-joke bubble making machines that require a lot of solution. It is so cheap and you’ll never run out it!

Happy Summer!


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15 thoughts on “How To Make Your Own Bubbles

  1. I’ve always done the dish soap and water thing but never added the corn syrup. I’ll have to try that next time. Thanks Maggie! (by the way: I’ve learned that blue dawn works the best)

  2. Plus…my girls could make this all on their own! Thanks for the recipe and for weeding out the ones that don’t work as well!
    Jill, I wanted to remind you this morning of the monthly blog link-up over at Thee Angel Project. We have some wonderful women participating this month. If you would hop on over and check in, then the rest I’ll leave entirely up to you! Have a great week!

  3. I have a bubble recipe too and when I dole it out to the kids I only fill their bubble container halfway so when they spill it they don’t spill as much.

  4. Yeah, spilled bubble solution is always a problem for us. Within a minute after we start playing, someone will be crying over the spilled bubbles on the ground. I need to get one of those bubble making machines! I saw a dad at the park holding one of those as he rode his bike around in circles. All the kids had a blast chasing after the bubbles.

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