Bunches of Bubbles

Liz Fogle

With summer right around the corner, I thought I would share with you another great craft project. This one has been on my “To Do List” for a long time. Bug (my daughter) and I finally tackled it yesterday and she had so much fun!

It never fails at our house, we are in the middle of playing outside and we run out of bubbles. I have tried mixing water and dish soap, but the ratio is just not right. I end up with a fluffy, bubbly, sudsy mess!!! I also wanted an alternative to purchasing bubbles. We go through a lot of bubbles in the summer and it can get expensive (especially after they are spilled for the 500th time). After a little research online, I found a great recipe that had 3 inexpensive ingredients. You probably have these ingredients in your cabinet.

Supplies Needed:
- Measuring Cups
- Water
- Corn Syrup
- Dawn Dish Soap (I am not sure if you can use another type of soap. I just used what was recommended)
- Microwave safe bowl

First you will mix 2 1/2 cups of water with 1/2 cup of corn syrup. Bug loved to be able to help with this part. The first time she poured the water it went all over my kitchen. She didn’t understand the importance of pouring slowly. We both had a good laugh and were covered in water.

Take your water/corn syrup mixture and place it in the microwave. Cook the mixture for 3-4 minutes in the microwave. Heating the mixture allows the syrup to thin out and mix with the water. You will have a runny clear mixture.

Next add in 1/2 cup of Dawn Dish Soap and mix through.

I wish I could take credit for this idea, but I cannot. I poured the bubble mixture into a gallon pitcher with a spout. This allows Bug to refill her bubbles at anytime. It also allows me to make a large batch of bubbles and not worry about running out!

I do wish I would have gotten a pitcher with a pull spout instead of a push spout. Bug struggles with pushing the spout on it.
Bug decided to test the bubbles out. As you can see the bubbles are a great mixture! We had bunches of bubbles and they were fairly large.

For less than 3 dollars, I made 2 batches of bubbles. I actually have enough ingredients to make a few more batches.

I know there are other ways to make bubbles (one being with glycerin), but I chose the easiest and cheapest route. Anyone have experience working with glycerin? How do the bubbles turn out?
Hope you enjoy this summer fun activity!

Please let me know if you have any favorite summertime crafts. You may see them featured on here.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

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