Homemade Huge Bubble Recipe
Boy, oh boy do I have a fun project for you and your kiddos! You can make your very own homemade huge bubble recipe at home! You can make big batches of this stuff because the kids never seem to get sick of it either. I love a cheap project that keeps them entertained for hours on end, don’t you? I’m not gonna lie though, I get a kick out of it too.
Here are a few videos to show you our amazing bubbles!
You need this recipe! I’ve tried a few recipes and this one is definitely a no fail recipe you need to keep forever!
Tip #1: I used a huge Mason Jar water dispenser so the kids could easily refill their bubble jars when needed. I like that is has a huge mouth opening so that we can just dip our sticks into the mix when we are making the big bubbles but I also like the dispenser part when they want to fill their little bubble containers. My jar is glass so I do worry about that while it’s outside. If I had to do it over again, I would have picked this unbreakable water dispenser that has a large mouth opening. Something to keep in mind while you are looking for your own container. Oh, and stay tuned for another DIY post because I plan to decorate my bubble dispenser using my Silhouette vinyl cutting machine too! The ideas are flowing!
Tip #2: Don’t attempt this recipe without adding JLube. It’s the secret ingredient that makes the bubbles HUGE! JLube is a powdery lubricant that is not easily found at your local stores. Save yourself some time (and gas) and order JLube here on Amazon.
Making the bubble wand was pretty easy as long as you have the right stuff. We ended up using two scrap pieces of dowel sticks found in our wood pile. You can use just about anything that you can tie string too. I almost grabbed the tops of my fishing poles for our sticks. Be sure to use cotton string though. It seems to soak up the solution and work better. Make sure the cotton string isn’t too thin. Make sure it doesn’t have a coding on it either. We ended up using this exact cotton twine here. You can find it just about anywhere.
One other thing that’s important enough to talk about is the Dawn soap. Not all soap is created equal. Don’t use the generic soap because it has a lower concentrate of soap than the Dawn does.
- 1 gallon of water (tap water is fine)
- 1 - 10z bottle of Dawn
- 1½ teaspoons of JLube
- 2 sticks
- 1 cotton string
- 1 or 2 heavy washers
- 1 large container to store the bubble solution
- Start with a large container to store the bubbles in.
- Add 1 gallon of water (tap water is fine)
- Next, slowly pour in the small bottle of Dawn soap.
- In a separate cup, mix 1½ teaspoons of the JLube powder with a ¼ cup of water until is has completely dissolved. Then pour that mixture in the main solution.
- Slowly mix it together.
- Now start making the bubble wand by tying a very long cotton string to each of the two sticks making a complete circle. Make sure to add the washers to the bottom of the circle before you tie a knot to the other stick.
- Insert the bubble wand into the bubble solution and spread the wand out to make a circle while walking slowly to create a very long bubble!