How to make homemade bubbles and give your kids a constant stream of bubble solution. This is the easiest and quickest DIY bubble recipe and it doesn’t use glycerin.

If your kids love blowing bubbles as much as we do, then this recipe is for you! It makes a great solution and it produces great bubbles!

If you’re looking for something extra fancy to blow bubbles on, be sure to check out our homemade bubble wands!

First, here’s a video tutorial on how to make the bubbles. And keep scrolling to get the bubbles recipe and some photos of the bubbles in action!

How to Make Homemade Bubbles



  1. Combine the sugar and waterWhisk the sugar into the warm water until the sugar dissolves.

Whisk in the soap

Add the dish soap and whisk to combine.

Let sit

This step is only if you have some patience or think to make the solution ahead of time.

Letting the homemade bubbles sit for a couple of hours or even overnight helps them work a bit better but is not strictly necessary.

Blow bubbles!

Now it’s time to blow bubbles with your new bubble solution!

It’s easy, don’t you think?

If you wish, you can also add 1/4 cup vegetable glycerin to your homemade bubble solution. Or 1/2 cup cornstarch. Or 1 tablespoon of baking powder. Each of these ingredients makes the bubbles work a little better. But this is the basic recipe, and it works just fine by itself.

We usually come up with one or two large bowls of bubble solution for the children to use. You can also fill individual mason jars with bubble solution for each child. Or reuse one of the spill-proof bubble cups to make homemade bubbles. We recently discovered bubble wands with two handles and they make really big bubbles and we can’t get enough of them!

Sometimes they blow their own bubbles, sometimes they let the wind do the work, and sometimes they drag a wand filled with bubbles around.

What about you? Have you made your own bubble solution? Do you have a favorite recipe?

People Also Ask

  • How do you make bubbles without glycerin? We find that this basic recipe of 4 cups warm water, plus 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup blue Dawn dish soap works great without glycerin!
  • Can you make bubble solution with dish soap? Yes! This recipe calls for plain old blue Dawn dish soap.
  • How do you make strong bubbles at home? Follow the simple recipe listed above, and let the solution sit overnight. This will help the bubble solution come together and work really well.