Make the biggest bubbles you have ever seen with this DIY giant bubble recipe. Many bubble recipes are complicated, but this one only requires 3 supplies and is so easy to make. Check out the recipe and a great bubble wand recommendation below!
*UPDATED ON July 18th, 2021 to add the option of Seventh Generation dish soap and give extra information on soft water.*
This is one of our favorite backyard activities! It’s inexpensive, easy to set up, great for people of all ages, and leads to hours (literally) of fun. These homemade bubbles are NOT the same as the stuff that you buy in a store! Once you try this giant bubble recipe, you will never go back.
Ready to try this giant bubble recipe? Here’s what you’ll need….
- Bubble wands- We have 2 different types of wands. One is from a farmer’s market (which I can’t link) and the other is from Amazon. I actually like the one from Amazon more because it keeps my boys’ hands less sticky and bubbly.
- Bucket– Some people like using a shallow dish instead
- 8 cups SOFT/distilled water- Bottled water and reverse osmosis water is typically soft because it’s low in minerals like calcium and magnesium. Regular tap water is typically hard water. Why soft water? Because soap forms bubbles (lathers) more easily in soft water.
- 1 cup Dawn dish soap or Seventh Generation Free Clear works as well if you would like a more natural solution! I can’t speak for any other brand since I haven’t tried any other types.
- 4 teaspoons sugar
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Here’s How to Make this Simple Giant Bubble Recipe:
First, mix the recipe supplies. Put 8 cups of soft water, 1 cup of dish soap, and 4 teaspoons of sugar into a bucket. SLOWLY mix the solution and let it sit for 1-24 hours. The longer you let it sit, the bigger and stronger the bubbles! Just make sure you store your solution in an air tight container and give the solution a gentle stir if you let it sit for a while!
You can definitely use it right away, but the bubbles will pop a bit easier and won’t reach their largest possible size.
Dip your bubble wand into the solution and try to slowly spin around, gently walk backwards, or wait for a very light breeze to get the bubble going. Too much wind will make your bubble pop.
The bubble wand pictured below is from Amazon. For this particular wand, try dipping the entire string into your giant bubble solution, gently pull the rods apart to allow the bubble to form, and close the rods together to release your bubble.
This activity is so compact and easy to pack up! Try bringing it along on fun nature adventures or road trips.
It’s so tempting to pop them! Every now and then, you just need to go for it!
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I hope you give this easy giant bubble recipe a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love this activity as my boys.