Homemade Bubble Solution Recipe

Perfect Homemade Bubble Solution Recipe


  • 12 cups of water (preferably distilled water for best results)
  • 1 cup of dish soap (Dawn or Joy works well)
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder


  1. Mix the Ingredients:
    • In a large container, combine 12 cups of water and 1 cup of cornstarch. Stir until the cornstarch is fully dissolved. This might take a few minutes to ensure there are no clumps.
  2. Add Dish Soap:
    • Gently stir in 1 cup of dish soap. Be careful to stir slowly to avoid creating too many bubbles during the mixing process.
  3. Incorporate Baking Powder:
    • Add 2 tablespoons of baking powder to the mixture and stir gently. This ingredient helps to strengthen the bubbles and make them more durable.
  4. Let the Solution Sit:
    • Allow the bubble solution to sit for at least an hour. This resting time helps the ingredients to fully combine and the bubbles to be more robust.
  5. Gently Stir Again:
    • Before using the bubble solution, give it another gentle stir. Be careful not to create foam or bubbles during this step.
  6. Make Bubbles:
    • Use bubble wands, straws, or homemade bubble blowers to create your bubbles. Enjoy the fun of blowing bubbles and watching them float!

Tips for Perfect Bubbles:

  1. Best Weather Conditions: Bubbles tend to last longer on humid days. Avoid very hot and dry conditions as they can cause the bubbles to pop quickly.
  2. Distilled Water: Using distilled water instead of tap water can improve the quality of the bubbles, as it doesn’t contain minerals or impurities that can affect bubble formation.
  3. Rest Time: The longer the solution sits, the better it gets. Allowing it to rest overnight can produce even better results.
  4. Storage: Store any leftover bubble solution in a sealed container. Stir gently before each use.
  5. Experiment with Wands: Different wands can produce different bubble sizes and shapes. Try making wands out of wire hangers, straws, or even pipe cleaners.

Fun Enhancements:

  1. Add Glycerin: For even stronger and longer-lasting bubbles, add 2-3 tablespoons of glycerin to the mixture.
  2. Colorful Bubbles: Add a few drops of food coloring to create colorful bubbles. Be cautious as the food coloring can stain clothes and surfaces.
  3. Giant Bubbles: Use large wands or create your own with string and sticks to make giant bubbles.

Now, go out and make some fantastic bubbles! Enjoy the magical, whimsical fun of creating and chasing bubbles.