Make These DIY Bubbles For Endless Summer Fun

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young girl with bubble wand and jar

There’s something pretty magical about the wonder blowing bubbles can bring. Kids love them, parents love them, and it’s super simple to make your own bubble solution.

This week’s Happy Friday submission comes from Sherris who decided not to let a container of spilled bubbles spoil her daughter’s summer fun.

spilled bubble solution on patio

My daughter LOVES to play with bubbles. “Bubble” was one of her first words, she just loves them. As you all know, bubbles don’t last long when a toddler is playing with them. It’s only a matter of minutes until the whole bottle gets spilled.

The other day my daughter spilled all her bubbles and wanted more, so my husband said, “just make some”. Oh ya, why had I not thought of that sooner!?

dish soap, water, measuring cups on counter

So I took the empty bottle and (slowly) filled it with water and added about 2 teaspoons of dish soap —Ta-da… bubbles! I was so impressed. Such easy and super cheap summer fun for my daughter!

I used 2 teaspoons dish soap per 1/2 cup of water and filled an empty bubble solution bottle I had on hand.

young girl playing with bubbles

I thought I’d pass on the tip to all you other parents with kids who constantly spill their bubbles.

Summer fun is saved! ☀️

What a simple way to extend the life of a jar of bubbles—and it only costs pennies to make!

Thank you for sharing your easy bubble solution DIY with us, Sherris!


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Emily obtained her Bachelor's degrees from Clarkson University with 5 years of content writing experience specializing in health, beauty, fashion, home, & living frugally.

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Comments 5

  1. Reena

    Great. I will try it. My daughter also loves playing with bubbles.

  2. Mrs BK

    Has anyone found a particular brand of dish soap that works the best for bubble solution?

  3. Judy

    Their are several recipes on Pinterest that use dawn dish soap ,guar gu & water . Their are so cool& they stretch. I made the. sticks also so they are huge bubbles.

  4. candis

    Oooooohhhhh, the little blondie bean. She is so stinkin adorable. Im not a mom yet but I have made some pretty junky last min bubble alternatives when in a bind…ex. my sister needing a last minute sitter in my house where there is 0 kid stuff. Lol. Ill keep this in mind so my nephews can have fun at my house. Great idea πŸ‘

  5. candace

    Just sayin…they did an experiment on Sesame Street where they made a better bubble solution by adding some corn syrup to it.

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