Bouncing Bubbles Homemade Bubble Solution (No glycerin or corn syrup)

Mix up a batch of our Homemade Bubble Solution with 3 INGREDIENTS to make bouncing bubbles for kids to BLOW and BOUNCE on their hands!…

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Mix up a batch of our Homemade Bubble Solution with 3 INGREDIENTS to make bouncing bubbles for kids to BLOW and BOUNCE on their hands!

Check out our new trick! We came up with our own homemade Bouncing Bubbles Recipe that doesn’t need glycerin or corn syrup and only has 3 ingredients you are bound to have in your kitchen right now! The bubble recipe makes bubbles strong enough that kids can catch them or bounce them up and down on their hand when wearing a winter glove and the bubble solution also makes nice big bubbles that are amazing.

Bouncing Bubbles Homemade Bubble Solution

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Homemade Bouncing Bubbles Recipe: Make bubbles to bounce with a glove (NO GLYCERIN OR CORN SYRUP BUBBLE RECIPE)

We tried bouncing bubbles last year (Instagram Photo) with a store bought bubble solution and couldn’t get it to work and gave up. This year we figured it out, it wasn’t the glove or even us, it was the bubble solution ๐Ÿ™ Now with our super strong bubbles it’s easy peasy– and great for hand-eye coordination too– yay!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Watch my kiddos give it a try here:  

 

SUPPLIES:

Homemade Bouncing Bubbles Recipe: Make bubbles to bounce with a glove (NO GLYCERIN OR CORN SYRUP BUBBLE RECIPE)
  • 4 T. Water
  • 2 T. Sugar
  • 1 T Dawn Dish Soap
  • Soft Winter Gloves
  • Bubble Wands (Make your own fun shaped bubble wands with this DIY Bubble Wand craft)

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DIRECTIONS:

You can watch the directions or continue reading below. There are also printable directions available towards the end of this post.

Mix all the ingredients together, stir until the sugar dissolves, and then have fun blowing bubbles.

To make the bubbles bounce you need to wear soft gloves, blow the bubbles gently, and let them softly bounce on your hand. We had a bit of trouble doing this activity outside because it was windy so we took the activity inside and found out the bubbles bounced on our carpet and hair too!

Homemade Bouncing Bubbles Recipe: Make bubbles to bounce with a glove (NO GLYCERIN OR CORN SYRUP BUBBLE RECIPE)

Once the wind stopped outside we were able to bounce our bubbles in the backyard. When these bubbles pop the outside of the bubble remains. Little Tiger said they looked like spider webs.

Tips:

The gloves make it possible to bounce bubbles because the bubble doesn’t come in contact with the oil on our hands which breaks surface tension.

  • Let bubbles gently land on your hand (with a glove) so the bubble bounces up. The bubbles can’t be hit like a ball because they will pop.
  • Add a little more soap if the bubble solution seems to thin and try again.
  • Some gloves work and some gloves don’t, so if it doesn’t work, try a different glove.
  • If your glove becomes sticky you may need to wash and dry it and try again.
  • If your bubbles blow away in the wind wait until the wind stops so you have time to let them gently fall on your glove.
  • If you didn’t use Dawn dish soap and your bubbles aren’t working you may want to try again with Dawn brand dish soap. In no way am I a spokeslady for them, but for some reason, in our experience, it works the best. (We even keep some in our craft supply closet).
  • Store the solution in an air-tight container to use again.

Now we hope you have fun bouncing bubbles! Try finding more surfaces bubbles can land or bounce on.

The Science of Bubbles

Bubbles are very fascinating and beautiful to children and adults alike. They are also very fragile and temporary. The science behind bubbles is quite interesting.

So what exactly is a bubble? A bubble is simply a thin layer of liquid surrounded by gas. When you blow a bubble, you are actually creating a tiny pocket of air inside the soap film.

The size of a bubble depends on the amount of soap and water used, as well as the temperature and humidity of the air. The ideal conditions for blowing bubbles are a warm, humid day with no wind.

Bubbles are usually round because that shape requires the least amount of surface area. But if you add some soap to the mixture, you can create bubbles that are any shape you want!

Now that you know a little bit about bubbles grab your soap and water and let’s get started!

How To Make Giant Bubbles

The key to making giant bubbles is to use a LOT of soap. If your mixture doesn’t seem to be working, add more soap until it starts to bubble.

Be sure to blow gently! If you blow too hard, the bubbles will pop.

We hope you enjoy making giant bubbles! Remember, the key is to have fun and experiment with different mixtures. There is no right or wrong way to make giant bubbles, so get creative in trying to blow your biggest bubble ever!

Colored Bubbles

Have you ever wondered how to make colored bubbles? It’s actually quite easy! All you need is some food coloring and a little bit of patience.

Start by adding a few drops of food coloring to your bubble solution. Then, blow gently into the mixture until the desired color is achieved.

Keep in mind that it may take a few tries to get the perfect shade of color. But don’t worry, you’ll get it eventually!

Once you’ve mastered the art of colored bubbles, the sky is the limit! Get creative and see what other colors you can create.

Sugar Bubbles

Did you know that you can make bubbles out of sugar? It’s true! All you need is a little bit of sugar and some tap water.

Start by dissolving the sugar in the water. Then, blow gently into the bubble mixture until the desired number of bubbles is achieved.

The great thing about sugar bubbles is that they last much longer than regular bubbles. So if you’re looking for a bubble that will last, sugar is the way to go!

Bubble Tricks

Now that you know how to make giant bubbles and colored bubbles, it’s time to learn some bubble tricks!

The first trick is called the “double bubble.” To do this, simply blow two bubbles next to each other and then join them together.

The second trick is called the “bubble snake.” To do this, blow a large bubble and then carefully place another smaller bubble inside. Once the smaller bubble is inside, blow gently to create a “snake” of bubbles!

The third and final trick is called the “bubble ring.” To do this, blow a large bubble and then place your finger inside. Once your finger is in the bubble, carefully twist it around until a ring is formed.

Now that you know how to do these bubble tricks, amaze your friends and family with your bubble-blowing skills!

We hope you enjoyed learning about the science of bubbles. Remember to have fun and experiment with different mixtures. There is no right or wrong way to make giant bubbles, so get creative!

Print the Directions:

Homemade Bouncing Bubbles Recipe

How to make bubbles with only 3 Ingredients that can bounce on your hand.
Total Time5 mins
Keyword: Play, Summer

Materials

  • 4 T. Water
  • 2 T. Sugar
  • 1 T Dawn Dish Soap
  • Soft Winter Gloves
  • Bubble Wands

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients together, stir until the sugar dissolves, and then have fun blowing bubbles.
  • To make the bubbles bounce you need to wear soft gloves, blow the bubbles gently, and let them softly bounce on your hand.

Notes

The gloves make it possible to bounce bubbles because the bubble doesn’t come in contact with the oil on our hands which breaks surface tension.
  • Let bubbles gently land on your hand (with a glove) so the bubble bounces up. The bubbles can’t be hit like a ball because they will pop.
  • Add a little more soap if the bubble solution seems to thin and try again.
  • Some gloves work and some gloves don’t, so if it doesn’t work, try a different glove.
  • If your glove becomes sticky you may need to wash and dry it and try again.
  • If your bubbles blow away in the wind wait until the wind stops so you have time to let them gently fall on your glove.
  • If you didn’t use Dawn dish soap and your bubbles aren’t working you may want to try again with Dawn brand dish soap. In no way am I a spokes lady for them, but for some reason in our experience it works the best. (We even keep some in our craft supply closet).
  • Store the solution in an air tight container to use again.

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21 comments

  1. If your winter gloves are packed away, try putting a clean sock on your hand instead!

  2. Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for the recipe and useful details! This is gonna be fun this summer!

  3. Thank you soooooooo much! As I had tried to do my own without glycerin or syrup and wasnt able to the ratio correct. Also, using Turbinado Sugar is an Extremely Sticky Solution ( LoL), Great instructional video using the children, the children responded well to seeing their peers. Great share!

  4. You can have fun with this outside in the winter too, maybe with older ‘kids’ though. Go outside on a really cold day (colder than -5 Celsius) to try this. Don’t catch the bubbles but let them land. They will start to freeze and form beautiful frost patterns.

    1. Hi Phyllis, Now I can’t wait for winter, that sounds so cool!

  5. What a great post! I love the video tutorial, your daughter is adorable! I can't wait to try this with my kids. Thanks for linking up at the #ThoughfulSpot this week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. This is SO awesome – we're going to try it today! (I'm thinking you're going to have some blogging competition from your daughter in a few years – she's a natural!)

  7. These look like so much fun! Definitely need to make these with my youngest; he'd love it. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

  8. Oh my goodness, so much fun and such an awesome idea… It is THROWING it down with rain here so we won't be doing it today but it's definatly on the to do list now!

  9. Last summer we tried so many bubble solutions but not exactly this one – pinning to try!

    1. Hi Susen, We tried a ton too, bubbles are so fun! Thanks for the pin ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Whitney, Thanks so much, I hope you and your little ladies have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

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