The kids are going to love learning how to make super bubbles! Bubbles are fun to play with and bring so outdoor excitement to the day!
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Science is always fun in our book, but even more so when you get the experience of using it to create something that you can “play” with. I’ve found that by having activities like this, the kids are excited to create it and play with it on their own, too! If you can make the bubbles and store them in a container, this means that the kids can then go and grab that container to blow bubbles anytime that they want!
Sometimes we just make bubbles and play for the sheer enjoyment of it but they can also be used as a great science experiment as well as math lessons. It all just depends on the day and what we’re doing.
If you want to know how to make super bubbles, you’ve come to the right place. This simple bubble recipe is a simple way to make some big, awesome bubbles!
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How to Make Super Bubbles
Since you just need four easy ingredients to make these bubbles there’s no reason to wait. The summer months are a great time to do this recipe but don’t forget that any time that the kids get outside is a perfect time to make it.
I’ve used this for weekend play or weeknight activities or just a simple way to get the kids outside and moving their bodies. They’ll be able to help make this simple recipe which is something that they’ll love to do!
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The more that they can learn how to create on their own – the better! This will help them to develop that curiosity and that want to keep that thought process in their lives as they get older.
We’ve made this recipe and taken it with us to the park as well and we always get asked about where we bought them! It’s so much fun knowing that we made these bubbles and they’re so much bigger and batter than anything that we could have bought at the store!
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Super Bubbles Recipe
All you need are the following supplies to get started. You probably already have everything that you need – and don’t forget that the food coloring is optional!
- 2 cups very warm water
- ¾ cup Dawn dishwashing detergent
- 2 T. light corn syrup
- Optional: food coloring
How To Make Homemade Bubbles
While you can try other brands of dishwashing soap, I’ve found Dawn to be the best at creating amazing bubbles. You can always try with other brands but Dawn is no fail, which is awesome.
Super Bubbles Instructions
As you can tell, there isn’t a ton of directions when it comes to making these bubbles! This is what makes it such a fun and awesome creative play recipe to try!
- Combine warm water and corn syrup, stir until corn syrup is dissolved into water.
- Gently stir in dishwashing soap to combine well.
- The bubbles are naturally blue from the dish soap but if desired you can add food coloring to tint them another color.
You can also experiment with different amounts of water, soap, and corn syrup to investigate which combination makes the biggest bubbles, the sturdiest, those that float the highest, etc… Don’t forget to have your child write down their hypothesis and the findings as well.
This is not only a fun activity for the kids but it’s the perfect way to have them think outside the box, too. Before you get started on making the bubbles, they can write down their predictions about what they think is going to happen.
Will the mixture be thick? Thin? Will it hold together to make giant bubbles or tiny bubbles? All of these are questions and options that they need to think about or can think about to make their predictions.
Have each kiddo make their own and then talk about their thoughts, too. Then you can take the bubble mixture outside and see who was right in their predictions!
What makes bubbles science? The various parts of the bubble-the air inside, the thin formation of soap that makes your bubble itself, the water evaporation that eventually makes your bubble pop, figuring out how various recipes work.
Isn’t science awesome!? I love making these bubbles because it shows the kids that with just a little bit of creativity and thinking outside the box, they can easily make a fun solution at home that they can play with for hours! This is also a super fun homemade gift idea to share with family and friends as well.
Perfect idea for an outdoor birthday party, family reunion, or just a simple way to save money and have the kids make something on their own.
Now you are going to need a way to blow those bubbles….
How to blow the bubbles once you make them
If you have leftover bubble blowers from a store-bought bottle you are in luck but I think it’s much more fun to make your own. You can use a thicker piece of wire, a metal coat hanger, or our favorite- chenille stems ( Pipe cleaners).
To create a bubble wand I just made a circle on one end twisted the excess so there was none sticking out, you can make this as small or as large as you like.
Then I just created a small circle on the other end the same way just big enough for a finger to slip through and hold.
Try different materials and shapes to see if it affects the strength of the bubble, the distance it floats, etc…
Dip your wand in and blow!
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