Summer is in full swing and I am on the hunt for fun activities for kids that involve a little outside play time.
I have been wanting to make a homemade bubble recipe for a while. My boys LOVE to play with bubbles! What about your kiddos?
This morning we made these bubbles really quickly and easily. I bet you’ve got the items on hand to make them.
This version makes a little over 4 cups of bubble solution.
By noon it was too hot to play outside much, but this will be a perfect morning or late evening family activity.
Ready for the simple recipe?
- 4 c hot water (just use tap)
- 2 T glycerin
- 1 c hand soap or dish soap
- 3 drops of essential oils Joy (totally optional, but this adds a happy scent!)
You will also want a large jar and spoon for mixing as well as bubble wands.
Add the hot water to a large jar that you can mix the bubbles up in.
Add the glycerin and the soap.
Add a couple of drops of Joy essential oil, this is totally optional, but it certainly makes for a happy smell! Here is where I buy essential oils online.
Use a spoon to gently stir. Minimize making lots of foam at the top.
Grab your bubble wands and you’re ready to go.
I found a packet of 12 online for a pretty reasonable price and free shipping.
There are so many fun things you can do while making bubbles. See who can make the biggest bubble!
My husband and I had even more fun than the kids.
He was home for lunch and we made bubbles in the front yard.
Any idea how hard it is to get good pictures of bubbles? They are translucent do they are hard for the camera to focus on. Not to mention the wind blows them away fast.
The glycerin in the recipe will help make the bubbles thicker.
This will prevent them from popping so quickly.
See all of the things you can create using different shaped wands.
Who can create the most bubbles at one time?
This bubble was MASSIVE!
Such a fun activity to do as a family.
When was the last time you played with bubbles?
Have you ever considered making them homemade? It really is super easy!
MORE HOMEMADE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Here are more ways to use essential oils in your home.
- Homemade Silly Putty
- Homemade Watercolors
- Homemade Edible Play Dough (using Cookie Butter)
- Homemade Calming Play Dough