When you have a homemade bubbles recipe that works, it’s easy to whip up a batch versus consoling sad-faced kids if you don’t feel like running to the store for more bubbles. I’ve tried several recipes but this one seems to work the best and it’s so easy.

Homemade Bubbles Recipe

2 1/2 cups of water
1/2 cup of light corn syrup
1/2 cup of Dawn dishwashing soap (regular Dawn is said to work best)

Microwave the mixed water and corn syrup for 4 minutes.
Slowly stir in the Dawn.
Let cool.

Bubbles Dispenser

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What do kids do most, other than blow bubbles? They spill the liquid. If you have a giant container of homemade bubbles, well, if they spill it’s less of a cost or supply issue. Get a container with a spigot and pour the bubbles into it. If the kids spill or need more, they can serve themselves or you can help them. Just put a towel under the spigot to catch drips.

If the container is glass or plastic, let the kids decorate it with Crayola Washable Window Markers. My daughter has attempted to color her favorite princesses all over ours. Except, I got lazy and didn’t funnel the bubbles into the container. Some spilled down the front, which is why Princess Belle and part of Ariel have gone missing.

Save your bubble wands and bubble containers. Reuse them with homemade bubbles.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! I found this recipe on a great home daycare blog here. Click for other kids craft ideas on La Jolla Mom.

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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