In the summer months, bubbles are an ultimate form of enjoyment for kids. But if your kids are anything like mine, bubble solution doesn’t last very long. That’s why instead of spending tons of money on store bought bubbles every summer, we just make our own bubble solution at home. And after trying different recipes, we’ve finally found the best DIY bubble solution!
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My kids are obsessed with bubbles. Blowing them. Popping them. Chasing them. Dodging them. There are just so many ways to enjoy bubbles.
To fuel the obsession, I’ve bought my kids countless bottles of bubbles over the years. Sometimes the solution gets spilled and other times my kids just go through it so quickly. Then they’re left asking for more.
Well, little did I know, finding the perfect homemade bubble solution wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. It took trying several different recipes for me to find the very best.
But, I did find the best bubble solution recipe! I’m talking stable bubbles and lots of them. The best part is that I already had all the ingredients at home and I’m willing to bet that you do too.
The Best Bubble Solution Recipe
- 2 cups of dishwashing liquid
- 1 cup of water
- 1 Tbsp of cooking oil
These 3 ingredients are all you need to make the perfect bubble solution. And quite honestly, it’s cheaper than buying a whole bunch of bubbles from the store. I bought a 14 oz. bottle of dishwashing liquid at the dollar store (for $1, obviously) and they sell even bigger bottles than that.
As quickly as I could get everything mixed and pour some of the solution into their tray, my kids had already grabbed their bubble blowers and started running through the backyard.
DIY Bubble Wands
As I previously mentioned, I’ve bought my kids so many bubbles over the years. Because of that, they’ve acquired a collection of bubble wands and blowers.
Glove-A-Bubbles are their favorite bubble blowers because they’re easy to use. So easy, that even my 2 y/o is a bubble master. The other reason is that they give out a lot of bubbles at once.
But even if you don’t want to buy bubble wands, because I mean you’re already making the solution at home, why not make the wands at home too? Kidspot has some great ideas for making DIY bubble wands at home with your kids.
Better yet, objects you have around the house can easily become amazing bubble blowers. My kids tried using the net on one of their lacrosse sticks to make bubbles and it worked like a charm.
Here are some other everyday objects that can be used as bubble blowers.
- Scrap of lace
- Slotted spoon
- Plastic water or soda bottle
- Toy butterfly net
- Fly swatter (one with holes)
- Cheese grater
- Cookie cutter
- Apple slicer
- Your hands!
Just look around your house for anything that has holes in it, especially in the kitchen, and give it a try!
What is the oddest thing you’ve used to blow bubbles?
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