Are you tired of Googling big bubble recipes only to be disappointed? Me too. Today, I am sharing our favorite giant bubble recipe and I promise you that it works. Not only that, but it is good, clean, cheap fun. Your kids will have huge smiles and I guarantee you’ll want to get in on the fun, too!
* PANDEMIC UPDATE:
It has come to my attention that rubbing alcohol is REALLY HARD to find right now. My crew and I tested out this Giant Bubble mixture and this solution from Amazon. Both bubble solutions made giant bubbles. I will say that the big bubbles didn’t last as long as our recipe, but they were still TONS of fun (as you can see below). And for those asking about bubble wands, you can make some easily with dowels and an old t-shirt, but we have these and these. You can also check out some options we’ve used for wands in the (ancient) post below. We’ve used everything- even chopsticks and some yarn! You can see the results of this pandemic experiment here:
GIANT Bubbles for GIANT Smiles
We have been having oodles and oodles of fun with this fantastic and super-easy-to-make Giant Bubble recipe. I would like to thank Mrs. H, Leo’s beloved teacher, for sharing the recipe with us.
This Giant Bubble recipe creates GIANT smiles for people of all ages. Put simply, these bubbles spread joy. Today, I would like to continue to spread GIANT smiles by sharing the recipe with you!
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Giant Bubbles for GIANT Smiles Recipe
This recipe is super-easy.
Honestly, the hardest part was finding guar gum powder, citric acid, and Dawn Ultra. I ended up borrowing some from Mrs. H and then buying our own off of Amazon because I know that GIANT bubbles will be a regular event in our house!
Giant Bubbles Ingredients:
1 tsp (or even a smidgen more) guar gum powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp 91% rubbing alcohol
1/2 tsp citric acid
1/2 cup + 1 1/2 TBSP Dawn Ultra dish liquid
15 1/2 cups VERY WARM water
Giant Bubbles Instructions:
- Mix the guar gum powder, rubbing alcohol, baking soda, and citric acid together. Make sure you mix it very well. It will become thick like cement.
- Add the water to the mixture. Make sure that the water is VERY WARM. Stir until dissolved.
- Add the Dawn Ultra and stir until dissolved.
- Yes, that’s it!
It is worth noting that it took each of my kiddos a couple of minutes to get the feel for making these bubbles. You have to make sure your wand is thoroughly doused in bubble juice, and you have to move slowly. After a few minutes of experimentation, we were off and the bubbles were flying!
Download this recipe for free here:
What about wands?
We have made this bubble recipe half a dozen times already (yes, we are obsessed), and we’ve also made at least a half-dozen wands.
You need only to search Pinterest to find super-simple instructions for giant bubble wands.
The wand that you see my little guy using here is actually a broken dollar store butterfly net:
It worked perfectly for our almost 4-year-old, who struggled to manipulate some of the other wands we made.
We also made a bubble wand out of two used paint stirrers and some yarn. Alas, it was used so much that we had to toss it.
The wand you see below is made out of two wooden chopsticks and some yarn:
We have enjoyed these bubbles so much that we eventually decided to purchase GIANT bubble wands for a family beach party. The GIANT wands were a GIANT hit, much like the bubbles themselves. This is the wand we purchased and loved.