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Make Giant Bubbles - Solution and How To

Make Giant Bubbles - Solution and How To

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Easy recipe and directions for making Giant Bubbles.  Kids can make these easy giant bubble blowers and then create the biggest bubbles ever.  A fun summer day activity.  Fun for parents too!


  • Plastic Straws
  • Cotton String
  • Liquid Dishwashing Soap
  • Liquid Glycerin  (found at Walmart with first aid creams or hand creams/ or crafts stores with cake decorating supplies)
  • Water
  • Pan / container   (such as a 9x13 inch Cake pan)

By Sharon Pierce McCullough

What To Do:

Mix together:  1/2 cup   Dishwashing Soap

                         1/2 cup   Glycerin

                         4 1/2 cups   Water


  1. Mix bubble solution and set aside.  The longer the solution sets, the better the bubbles. 
  2. For each bubble blower, cut two straws to a 6 inch length.   Cut a 36 in. piece of string and thread through both straw pieces.  Tie end and then slide end into the middle of one of the straws.  You can adjust the blower size by making the length of string shorter or longer before tying ends.
  3. Pour Bubble solution into a low, wide container and then, holding the blower by both straw sections, dip the blower into the solution, keeping string taut.   String needs to be completely soaked before the giant bubbles form.
  4. Remove blower from solution carefully and then, holding the blower sideways, move the blower to the right or left, pulling through the air. 
  5. Leftover solution can be kept in a jar and used for another day.

Hints:  Blow bubbles on days that are not windy and for the biggest, best bubbles, blow on a slightly humid day.


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