Make your own bubble mixture

My boys came home from a party on the weekend each with a small container of bubble mixture in their party bag. Yay, an outside activity we can do in our miniscule backyard!

Now, kids being what they are, in their enthusiasm to blow the perfect bubble the mixture soon got accidentally tipped out. So rather than cut the activity short and bring them back inside where they would run sugared up havoc in our small house, I made up some more bubble mix and decanted it into their jars.
Several times.

This is the recipe I used:

Bubble Solution
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 cup liquid dishwashing soap
  • 1/4 cup glycerin
Mix all ingredients together and store in a plastic bottle or glass jar with fitting lid.

It works a treat and can be made up in advance and kept till needed, and is cheaper than buying small containers of the stuff. I found glycerin in the supermarket, by the medical supplies I think and I imagine you could also find it in a chemist store.

This is also a great activity to keep the kids occupied long as they remember to hold their jar upright.


Ooh, might be good for a gift too, pour into a decent sized jar, make a label or tie a ribbon round it.

A multi-purpose recipe, the best kind :-)

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