Bubble stuff can be made with several recipes, some
of which are listed here. In addition, we have
included a recipe for giant bubbles, along with a
suggested giant wand, and for pretty bubbles.
No Sting Bubble Stuff
¼ C Baby shampoo
¾ C water
3 T corn syrup
Mix together and allow to set a few hours.
1 C Ultra Joy or Dawn
15 C water
¼ C Glycerin (available at
This recipe is
supposed to produce giant bubbles.
2 parts Dawn
4 parts glycerin (available at drug stores)
1 part corn syrup.
Long Lasting Bubbles
These bubbles are
supposed to be long lasting--even
DAYS--although we have not tried it
1/3 C commercial bubbles
1/3 C water
1/3 C liquid soap.
If you do try this recipe, we would appreciate your feedback at
EZ to Mix Bubbles
2 C Dawn
4 oz glycerin
Enough water to fill jug.
Place Dawn and glycerin in 1 gal container add enough water to fill. Let set at least over night.
Long Lasting Bubbles - Another Recipe
1 oz Dawn
1 Oz Glycerin
1 C water
This mixture can be used at once. It is very thick
Giant Bubbles Bubble Stuff
1/2 cup Dawn® or Joy® liquid dishwashing detergent
4 1/2 cups water
3 to 4 tablespoons glycerin (purchase at a drug
store--it may be behind the counter)
In a large plastic bowl mix all ingredients gently so that foam doesn't form on top of the water. Skim off any foam
that appears because it interferes with bubble making. Knot yarn, string, or twine into loops of different
sizes, up to 30 inches in circumference. The larger the loop, the larger the bubble.
You can also glue or tape bias tape (get at a fabric
store) to a large embroidery hoop.
Let string loops soak for a
minute in bubble mix. Using both hands, grasp the loop at two equally distant points and lift it gently out of the water with both
sides of the string drawn taut. Open the strings about 1/2 inch apart, keeping the string taut. Lift this
string form into the air, and a giant bubble will appear. Label the bubble mix and store it tightly sealed.
This recipe can be doubled or divided, as needed.
Pretty Bubbles Bubble Stuff
1/3 cup dish soap or baby shampoo
1 1/4 cups water
2 teaspoons sugar
1 drop food color
Put into a small plastic bottle with a wide mouth. Be sure to label it!