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Bubble Solution

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

This outdoor activity includes step-by-step instructions for a homemade bubble solution.


  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 cup liquid dishwashing soap
  • 1/4 cup glycerin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Funnel, straws, six-pack plastic beverage holders, or other unbreakable household objects


  1. Mix together water, dishwashing soap, glycerin, and sugar.
  2. Use various unbreakable objects found around the house to blow spectacular bubbles: funnels, straws, six-pack beverage holders.
  3. Dip the objects in the bubble solution and blow through them, or wave them through the air like wands.
  4. Store the bubble solution in a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid.