Homemade Bubble Solution

Homemade Bubble Solution

Make a homemade bubble solution with common household ingredients you already have on hand.

Homemade Bubble Solution

We had a great end to Carter’s spring break from school last week. I took Friday off from work and we went to the Science Center of Iowa. It’s a place Carter has really grown to love more as he’s gotten older.

Right now their feature exhibit is dinosaurs and Carter was pretty interested in learning about all them through the interactive displays.


No matter what they have there, his favorite thing is always the electric ball. I have to admit, I like it too.


If you’ve never been to the Science Center in Des Moines, it’s a good mix of science and a children’s museum. We always spend hte most time in the hands on areas. We set up and knocked down dominoes.


Kids of all ages (including adults) can’t resist building paper rockets and competing in rocket launches.


And of course, making giant bubbles is so much fun.


That brings us to later in the weekend in our backyard. Carter ran across a bubble wand from last year that was in our shed. I thought we had some bubble solution, but alas, it wasn’t where I thought it was. A quick internet search for homemade bubble solutions returned A LOT of results and I scanned through the ones listed at BabyParenting.com for one that used ingredients I had on hand.

Homemade Bubble Solution

Easy Homemade Bubble Solution

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 4 tablespoons dishwashing liquid

I was honestly a little skeptical, but I mixed it up in less than 3 minutes.

Homemade Bubble Solution

Carter tested it out (unfortunately I didn’t get very many good pictures) but it definitely did the trick.


Don’t mind our messy backyard. We’re cleaning up all the winter brush and a fallen limb from a snow storm. I’ll explain the green carpet by the tree in My Friday Five when I show you our newest backyard “feature”!

Back to the bubbles – I will probably pick up some glycerin to have on hand and try out some other recipes. This one worked well for blowing smaller bubbles and I was really happy to be able to use items I had on hand BUT who doesn’t want to try to make those giant “magic bubbles”? No matter how old you are, I swear bubble blowing is almost therapeutic!

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