How to Make Homemade Edible Bubbles

You can make homemade edible bubbles with ingredients found right in your kitchen: water, corn syrup and dish washing soap. Making them at home is an inexpensive way to entertain the kids, and playing with bubbles is an activity sure to be enjoyed by all.

Things You'll Need

  • 12 cups water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups dish washing soap
  • Measuring cup
  • Spoon
  • Large bowl for mixing
  • Dispenser with spigot or pitcher
Gather materials together.
Gather materials together. (Image: Pam Hillestad)

Warning

  • These bubbles are edible and kids do love to catch them on their tongues, but the recipe does contain dish soap, so it is not advisable to drink. Catching bubbles on the tongue means that bubble makers are not taking in very much soap.

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Step 1: Begin Making Bubble Mixture

Fill a bowl with 12 cups of water. Add 1 cup of light corn syrup and mix thoroughly.

Add 1 cup light corn syrup and stir thoroughly.
Add 1 cup light corn syrup and stir thoroughly. (Image: Pam Hillestad)

Step 2: Add Soap

Add 2 cups of dish washing soap and stir gently. Too much stirring will create bubbles in the mixture. Here are some recipes for other bubble mixtures.

Add 2 cups dishwashing soap and stir lightly.
Add 2 cups dishwashing soap and stir lightly. (Image: Pam Hillestad)

Step 3: Pour Bubble Mixture into a Container

The easiest sort of container from which to dispense the bubble mixture is one with a spigot. This way children can easily top up their own bubbles. Alternatively a pitcher with a pouring spout will do.

Use a dispenser with a spigot for ease.
Use a dispenser with a spigot for ease. (Image: Pam Hillestad)

Step 4: Making Bubbles

There are a number of great ideas out there for making homemade bubble blowers. A great many normal kitchen finds work perfectly well. Try six-pack rings, mason jar lids, cookie cutters and funnels. The most popular bubble blower is made with a coat hanger. Use a pair of pliers to unwrap a metal coat hanger and then straighten it. Bend it to form a large circle and a handle. Wrap with duct tape to keep sharp edges away from children. Wrap the bubble circle with fabric around the loop as this will help hold more bubble liquid on the frame. Dip in bubble mixture and wave through the air to form bubbles.

Use a variety of household items for making bubbles.
Use a variety of household items for making bubbles. (Image: Pam Hillestad)

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