Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Bubbles are fun any time of year. When my kiddos start to get a wild hair, we often blow bubbles. The deep breathes required to blow bubbles often calm them down and help them relax--plus, bubbles are lots of fun! Here is a quick, easy recipe for bubbles you can make at home.

Items Needed:
1 cup dish soap (any kind)
2 cups of warm water
5 tbsp. light corn syrup

Mix all ingredients in a plastic container that has a lid. Pour into a shallow dish or pan to use. The covered bubble solution will last a long time, so save any leftovers.

Ideas for bubble tools:
Funnels, Metal rings from glass jars, a bunch of straws taped together, paper cups with holes cut in the bottom, slotted spatulas/spoons, cookie cutters, strainers, and more! Be creative with your bubble tools. You might be surprised how much fun you'll have.


  1. Just another idea: You can put a drop or two of food coloring in the bubble solution and let them 'paint' by blowing bubbles onto paper. This is an outside activity though.

  2. How fun Leanne! Thanks for the GREAT idea! I can't wait to try this with my boys. :o)

  3. We love using bubbles with food coloring added, except, my child is sort of messy. Instead, I bought powdered tempera paints (using coupons-of course)and they're washable. SO much easier on clean up. Also, to keep a little more of a handle on the mess, you can pour some of your colored solution into a pan and blow bubbles into the mixture with a straw, then lay your paper down on top of the bubbles. (This can be a little scary, so parents have to be SURE their child understands that they are only to blow into the straw, never suck. Of course, they shouldn't be left unsupervised.) This way, each kid can take turns and if you color smaller amounts different colors, you can "layer" your colors starting with lightest first. One child can be using yellow, another green.