Make Your Own Bubbles

Make your own bubbles

Head outdoors to learn to juggle—with bubbles! Follow these easy instructions and learn how to make your own bubbles for a day of outside fun with the kids.

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  • 1/4 cup dish soap
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 5 drops of vegetable glycerin (available at natural food stores)
  • bowl
  • slotted spoon


  1. Mix the dish soap, cold water, and drops of vegetable glycerin in a bowl.
  2. Blow your bubbles with a slotted spoon or a wire hanger bent into a circle.

How long can you keep a bubble up? How about two bubbles—or three? The glycerin keeps the bubbles from popping too quickly; wearing cotton gloves can help, too, according to Jane Drake and Ann Love, who came up with the idea for their book, Get Outside: The Kids Guide to Fun in the Great Outdoors (Kids Can Press Ltd.).

Looking for more DIY recipes for outdoor fun? Check out how to make your own eco-friendly sidewalk chalk.