Easy and perfect bubbles bubble mix…

We love bubbles in our house and bubble mix is something I use a lot at work. Bubbles are something most people love. We even had bubbles instead of confetti at our wedding, I love bubbles that much.

Bubbles are a great sensory activity for children of all ages and are cheap and easy to make, and play with.

bubble mix

 A year or two ago we went to a talk on bubbles, that was fascinating, and very educational, both for the children and adults. They talked about how bubbles form, keep their shape, why they have a rainbow appearance. I learned that apparently adding a small amount of glycerin to the bubble mix helps form stronger bubbles and makes them last longer.

I tweaked the recipe they gave us, and this is what I use, when we don’t have any ready-made bubble mix in the house, or when I need a LOT.

250 ml  dishwashing detergent
2 litres of water
2 tablespoons (60 ml) glycerin (available in pharmacies or in the baking section of the supermarket)

Mix together, and allow to settle

(Store in a bottle, or jug, clearly labeled, just to make sure no one tries to sample it as a frothy drink! We use ours up quite quickly but it lasts for a good month, if not being used )

If you let this mix sit for a day or so, the bubbles are really big, and strong. I find that using a good quality dishwashing liquid for great bubbles.

Great for in the garden, at the toddler group, in the bath, or for playtime, or sensory play. I used to blow bubbles for my kids as babies, and now we enjoy them as something fun to play in the garden or learn about for homeschool.

We also have a great playdough recipe you can make at home too, for sensory or creative play.

Posted in Family Life and Parenting and tagged bubble mix, bubbles, crafting fun with kids, creative kids.


  1. I hope you feel better soon, it sounds rather nasty. And I love this recipe-definitely going to give it a try 🙂

  2. Lucas says – Bubbles are sooooooo cool. I’ve hollered to the Mother that you’re a genius and that she’s got to stop whatever she’s doing and make this mixture for me NOW!!! He He.
    PS Hope you feel better soon – sending you loads of medicinal Haribo!!
    Thanks for linking to #minicreations

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