Summer afternoons conjure images of swimming, rollerskating, hide and seek, and, of course, blowing bubbles! Kids can spend hours with a bubble wand and a bottle of soap.

All bubbles are fun, but not all bubble solutions are the same, because there is one simple ingredient that can turn your ordinary bubble solution into SUPER-bubble solution! You can whip up a batch of super-bubble solution in no time and for just pennies. Here is how!



You Need

  • 1/2 cup liquid dish soap.
  • 5 cups water  — This should be soft or distilled water if possible.
  • 2 tablespoons glycerin — This is the magic ingredient that will really give your bubbles some super-power! If you do not have glycerin, you can substitute with two tablespoons of light corn syrup.

Mix ingredients well and store in a covered container until ready for use. Once the solution is made, children can hold bubble blowing competitions, or add food coloring for even more bubble blowing fun. Have them try to catch bubbles on their fingers, first with a wet finger and next with a dry finger. Which one is easier? Let them experiment with a variety of bubble blowers and wands, which are available at the local dollar and discount store. Adults just might be tempted to blow a bubble or two!

DIY: Make Your Own Super-Bubbles!