Art Recipes: Bubbles Recipes

I got these off a website that has since disappeared. I haven’t tried any of them yet but once I do I’ll start deleting the bad recipes and making notes about the good ones. If you try any, leave a comment below to let us know how it went!

Jane’s favorite
2 C Dawn
4 oz glycerin
Enough water to fill jug.

Place Dawn and glycerin in 1 gal container add enough water to fill. Let set at least over night.

Joyful bubbles
2 C Joy
6 C water
¾ C Karo syrup

Mix together, let set over night

Preschool bubbles
1 C Dawn
10-12 C water
1 T glycerin

Mix as above

Long Last Bubbles
1 oz Dawn
1 Oz Glycerin
1 C water

This mixture can be used at once. It is very thick

From the Home Child care providers
1 C water
2 T Karo syrup
4 T Dishwashing liquid

Professor Bubbles
1 C Regular Joy
10 C water
¼ C glycerin

Desperation Bubbles
½ C warm water
½ C liquid detergent
1 T cooking oil

Stir together and use.
Although these are not the very best bubbles they can be made from things found in any kitchen.

Sugar Bubbles
4 C hot water
10 T white sugar
¾ C Dawn or Joy

Combine hot water and sugar, gently stir in soap.

A variation on a theme
1 C Joy Dawn or Ajax
1 gal water
1 T glycerin

Mix together and let settle before using.

Tears no more Bubbles
¼ C Baby shampoo
¾ C water
3 T corn syrup

Mix together let set a few hours.

Ultra Bubbles
1 C Ultra Joy or Dawn
15 C water
¼ C Glycerin

Super Bubbles
2 parts Dawn
4 parts glycerin
1 part corn syrup.

I have never tried this. It is supposed to be for very long last bubbles

(Like for days)

Long Lasting Bubbles
1/3 C commercial bubbles
1/3 C water
1/3 C liquid soap.

A simple solution
8 T dish soap
1 Quart water

Notes and Comments

1. If bubbles pop easily or solution does not work well, add more water.
2. Dawn and Joy seem to be the best choices for bubbles. It is the antigrease agent.
3. Bubbles work best on an over cast day.
4. Bubbles love moisture so right after a rain also works well.
5. To catch a bubble just get your hand wet.

Bubble Recipe
2/3 cup Dawn dishwashing liquid (any dishwashing liquid could be used, but Dawn apparently is the best for this purpose!)
Add enough water to make 1 gallon.
Add 1 tablespoon of glycerin.
Let sit open 1 day…it gets stronger with age

Beluga Bubbles
1 Cup Warm Water; 1/4 Cup Blue Dishwashing Liquid; 1 tsp. Salt

Combine all ingredients. Mix well until salt dissolves.


Bubble Recipe I
2 Cups Joy or Dawn (dishwashing soap); 6 Cups Warm water; 3/4 Cup White Karo corn syrup

For best results: combine and shake. Let settle for 4 hours (the longer the better!) This is great bubble soap for those big wands you wave around.


Bubble Recipe II
1/2 Cup Water; 1/2 Cup Liquid Detergent; 1 Tbsp. Cooking Oil

Mix together and use.


Bubble Stuff
1 Part Dishwashing detergent; 1 Part Sugar, Gelatin powder, or Glycerin; 8 to 10 Parts Warm water

Mix all gently (making suds will weaken mixture). The sugar or gelatin is added to make bubbles sturdier.

7 Replies to “Art Recipes: Bubbles Recipes”

  1. Absolutely FABULOUS! We had a shop and one good item for the kids were beautiful handmade wire wands that had a secret recipe.. We still have some wands, but in the move we lost the “secret recipe”. Today I quickly looked up bubble recipes and I’m SOOO glad I found your website! Can’t believe how many options you gave us. Thank you so much. Worked great and the kids loved the bubbles as did we all. I used the Dawn and Karo syrup (as I remembered karo was in the secret recipe). We will be trying some of the other recipes too. Funny thing is I know I just happen to have some glycerine here somewhere. Not sure why I bought it but now I have a good use for it. LOL I will let you know how it works.

    Your background looks great to me and it’s what made me stay with YOUR website. gives a fun upbeat feeling just like bubbles do. (did see another recipe on another site that had just white and only one recipe. I left that site and came back to yours. Good job… keep up the good work.

  2. I’ve made gallons of bubbles each year for end of the year rotations with grade level classes of 2 and 3 graders. They first made giant bubble makers with Mc Donald’s straws (4) and 12 in of string. String the straws, tie a knot, and stuff the knot into one of the straws. It makes a rectangle-like bubble maker. THEN we used the above recipe (actually from a teacher friend’s recipe) called “Bubble Recipe”, about the 15th one down on your list.. Out on the lawn, I poured the solution into large rectangle containers. Each class of students split up between the 4 or 5 stations of bubble juice and away they went making all kinds and sizes of bubbles. They ALWAYS had a great time at this rotation station. So did I!!

  3. Just purchased the Bubble Thing and tried their receipe. They have you add baking powder and cornstarch to the mixture of water and liquid dishwashing soap. The cornstarch has to be constantly stirred, making foam and therefore not many bubbles. I’ll be trying the ones you’ve suggested and will post back on how they worked. Thanks! The background is fine with me.

  4. Please take out or change the background, it not only distracts from the content, it makes it almost impossible to read. Thought you’d like to know.

  5. I will try several of these recipes to see which one works best with the nursery children at my church. Currently we a having a problem with the commercial bubbles not bubbling for very long.

    1. Let me know how it goes! Would love some feedback! I have been meaning to try these recipes out for years and just haven’t gotten around to it with all that I have going on all the time (homeschooling/mommying my kids, running all my websites, etc). Please post here again with any feedback/results of your trying out these recipes! 🙂 Thanks!

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