What kid isn’t fascinated when blowing bubbles? It’s easy to make your own bubble solution for pennies with just water, dishwashing liquid and corn syrup. Get a few wands from your local dollar store and your kids will be set for an afternoon of fun!

We know those little store-bought bottles don’t go a long way so we made a basic one-cup recipe to store in a Mason jar and even have a printable label for it. The recipe can easily be adjusted for larger quantities, making it perfect as a bubble refill station for birthday parties or play dates.

When it comes to choosing dishwashing liquid don’t go cheap! We tested a few and discovered that high-quality soap works best.

Although easy to make, the ingredients should be mixed together a day ahead so plan accordingly.

How to make homemade bubble solution

Homemade Bubble Solution Instructions
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Serves: 1 cup
  • container
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp high-quality dishwashing liquid
  • 2 tsp corn syrup
  • bubble solution label printable
  • scissors
  • brush
  • waterproof decoupage glue
  • wands
  1. Add water, dishwashing liquid and corn syrup together in a container. Stir gently to combine. Allow mixture to set overnight.
  2. Download the bubble solution label printable.
  3. Print and cut out where indicated.
  4. Using a brush, apply several coats of waterproof decoupage glue to adhere the label to the front of the container.
  5. Have container available for kids to refill containers and provide wands.
  6. Cover and store in the fridge.
If placing a label on your container, adhere it with waterproof decoupage glue. It will protect it from getting wet.

Homemade bubble solution