Best Ever DIY Bubble Solution {For Bigger, Stronger Bubbles}

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Blowing bubbles is a popular summer activity at my house. And why not? Blowing bubbles a classic activity that everyone, myself included, can have fun with. Even our fur baby loves to participate in the bubble popping.

This is a close up picture of a bubble

Being such a popular activity means we go through A LOT of bubbles. And if I was to buy the bubble solution from the store, it would get really expensive really fast.

So I started making my own bubble mixture using just dish soap and water. But the classic bubble recipe fell short. The bubbles were flimsy and just less than impressive. So, of course, the kids lost interest rather quickly. Que the ‘I’m BORED’ whine.

I wanted bigger and better bubbles. They wanted bigger and better bubbles. The dog wanted bigger and better bubbles. So we turned to science! We learned that by adding table sugar to our bubble mixture, we could create bigger and stronger bubbles.

A plastic jar of bubbles being held up with a green bubble wandQuick Science Break: 

What Science Says About Adding Sugar To Your DIY Bubble Solution: A bubble bursts when the layer of water molecules between the detergent molecules evaporates. This why bubbles made with just water and dish detergent are smaller and burst easier. But dissolved sugar forms weak bonds with the water molecules and slow down the evaporation process, thus improving the lifespan and durability of the bubble. 


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How To Make The Best DIY Bubble Solution

You Will Need:

  • 2 TBS Dishsoap
  • 2 TBS White Sugar
  • 5 Cups of Warm Water

Make It:

Warm water in mixing bowl.

Pour your warm water into a large mixing bowl.


Adding white sugar to the warm water.

Add the sugar to your water and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.


Stirring dishsoap into sugar and water mixture.

Add your soap to your bubble solution.


Stiring the bubble solution.

Gently stir the bubble mixture until it’s well mixed.

Then just fill up your containers, and have some bubble fun!

These would also be really great for weddings, and camping trips, because they are so cost-effective and use ingredients you’d already have on hand.

A close up of 5 bubbles

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Let me know if you’ll be trying this easy DIY bubble solution in the comments below!

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  1. Indu says:

    I myself like popping bubbles. And now with recipe at hand I can get my bubble factory indeed with endless fun. And sharing with friends too.

  2. Ithfifi says:

    I learnt something new! I used to love blowing bubbles and I remember when supplies were running low my mum would add a little more washing up liquid and water but it was never the same. I had no idea sugar would have such an effect!

  3. R. Roy says:

    Verily thanking you for digging up the old sweet memories. But I see these days kids are not much into it. What a fun bubbling used to be!

  4. Elizabeth O says:

    Its a lovely idea to make your own bubble solution, I bet it saves money and is really creative. Bubbles are so much fun.

  5. Kiwi says:

    Wait sugar is an ingredient for bigger bubbles? Wow this is a fun fact will definitely try the next time I make my own bubbles.

  6. Esme Sy says:

    Impressive,I see that it’s that easy! I just bought some pretty bottles and containers a couple of months ago that I’m now thinking of using to hold these and give to the kids. Awesome!

  7. Meagan Badore says:

    Oh this is awesome for my daughter this summer! We go through so many bubbles its crazy. To use our Dawn dish soap and sugar to make our own bubbles while save so much money.

  8. empowerandhelp says:

    This is very impressive, something we were infact looking to do with weather getting better. Keeps everyone busy with fun activity and DIY :)) Never realized sugar is key to this DIY 🙂

  9. Chastity says:

    I love bubbles and I am not even her age, 😆 This is such a great DIY project that parents can enjoy with their kids. And big bubbles means add sugar?? Who would have thought!!

  10. Nati says:

    Blowing bubbles is very popular at home too! My children love it and I would have never thought of these ingredients for improving the bubbles! Thank you so much!

  11. Jean says:

    It’s been a little while since I last blew any bubbles. I would say the last time I did so was when I was your child’s age. I remember it being really fun, though. I never once considered the science behind it all, and so I really appreciate your sharing.

  12. Pujarini says:

    BINGO! You introduced me to the magic ingredient in perfect DIY bubble water. Just tried and it works! my son is loving it!

  13. Jessica says:

    Bubbles are an essential item for summer time. This is so handy, too. We all know how fast bubbles can be wasted with little ones!

  14. KS Rao says:

    Lovely post and info, its relief see your post, have been looking for one have a daughter for whom we have keep buying the bubble making toys now we can make some at home thats great.

  15. Nicole says:

    My son loves blowing bubbles! I never knew you could make your own solution, I’ll definitely be trying this out for the holiday weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Andrea says:

    my friends with kids would love this, i have a friend who has a three-year-old who would really enjoy this and i like that it is DIY so you know what is going in it.

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