Spring is the perfect time for children to play outdoors. After a season of cold winter weather, most children are extremely anxious to get back outside. When spring arrives, it can be a lot of fun to make your own bubble solution. Homemade bubble solutions are easy to make. As an added bonus, you’ll never have to run out to the store for more bottles of pre-made bubble solution when your child runs out. Of course, making your own bubble solution is also an environmentally friendly project, because you can simply keep reusing your own container. Here are a couple of recipes for homemade springtime bubble solution that you’ll want to try.

Dishwashing Liquid and Glycerin Bubble Solution

Using glycerin as part of your bubble solution recipe will help your child make even larger, stronger bubbles. Although glycerin isn’t especially cheap and can sometimes be difficult to  find, it does help make your bubble solution extra-special. You can usually find small bottles of glycerin at the pharmacy, although you might have to ask for it.

1 cup water (distilled water is best, due to it’s lack of mineral content)
2 tablespoons dishwashing liquid (Dawn seems to work best, but other brands work, too)
1 tablespoon glycerin
A drop or two of food coloring (if desired)

Mix these ingredients together in a small plastic container. Keep tightly covered when not in use to avoid evaporation and spillage.

Dishwashing Liquid and Corn Syrup Bubble Solution

If you can’t seem to find glycerin or simply don’t want to go to the added expense of purchasing it, you can substitute corn syrup. Although corn syrup won’t make your bubbles as strong and resilient as glycerin can, it does serve to provide quite a bit of reinforcement.

1 cup water (again, distilled water tends to work best)
2 tablespoons dishwashing liquid (again, any brand can be used, but Dawn seems to be
a favorite)
2 tablespoons light corn syrup (Karo or any other brand)
A drop or two of food coloring (if desired)

Mix these ingredients together in a small plastic container, making sure to keep it tightly covered when not in use.

Quick and Easy Bubble Solution

If you’re in a pinch and simply don’t have any glycerin or corn syrup handy, you can always make a simple bubble solution by using only water and dishwashing liquid. Although the bubbles produced will be less resilient and undoubtedly smaller, they will still provide a lot of fun for your child.

Using Your Homemade Bubble Solution

Once you’ve made your bubble solution, it’s time to have some fun. In most cases, it’s best to pour a small amount of bubble solution into a shallow bowl. By doing so, you’ll be able to use larger “bubble blowers” or wands in order to make your bubble creations. If you don’t already have “bubble blowers,” make your own out of twisted wire. Choose an area that isn’t too windy for the best bubble blowing success. With a bowl of homemade bubble solution and a “bubble blower” or wand, your child will be set for a day of springtime outdoor fun.