giant bubbles

Today was a perfect bubble blowing day.  We had been looking forward to our family outing with lots of cousins.  There isn’t anything better than some fun with our homemade bubble solution.  Not only did the kids have a ball, but the parents did as well.

This is a very simple recipe and the directions for making Giant Bubbles. Kids can help make the giant bubble blowers and then create the biggest bubbles ever! It’s a fun summer, fall or spring day activity.  Actually, this is a perfect outdoor activity when the kids are having a party or you are having a family picnic with lots of kids in attendance.  Fun for parents too!

Items needed:

  • Plastic Straws
  • Cotton String
  • Liquid Dish washing Soap
  • Liquid Glycerin  (found at Walmart with first aid creams or hand creams/ or crafts stores with cake decorating supplies)
  • Water
  • Pan / container (such as a 9×13 inch Cake pan)


Mix together:
1/2 cup Dishwashing Soap
1/2 cup Glycerin
4 1/2 cups Water
  1. Mix bubble solution and set aside. The longer the solution sets, the better the bubbles.
  2. For each bubble blower, cut two straws to a 6 inch length. Cut a 36 in. piece of string and thread through both straw pieces. Tie end and then slide end into the middle of one of the straws. You can adjust the blower size by making the length of string shorter or longer before tying ends.
  3. Pour Bubble solution into a low, wide container and then, holding the blower by both straw sections, dip the blower into the solution, keeping string taut. String needs to be completely soaked before the giant bubbles form.
  4. Remove blower from solution carefully and then, holding the blower sideways, move the blower to the right or left, pulling through the air.
  5. Leftover solution can be kept in a jar and used for another day.

Hints: Blow bubbles on days that are not windy and for the biggest, best bubbles, blow on a slightly humid day.

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