Making Gigantic Bubbles!

Making Gigantic Bubbles

I must admit that I had so much fun making these gigantic bubbles.  The kids loved seeing them, also.  It’s getting warmer and you know it’ll soon be summer.  This little activity will definitely keep the kids entertained.  When I first thought about making huge bubbles, I was going to try and make it from this tubing material that I had at home.  Then, I went online and found all these wonderful tutorials on how to make your own gigantic bubbles and the wand that you’ll need to use. Some of the sites that I visited was Tatertots and Jello and The Enchanted Tree. I kind of tweaked some of the measurements while going along to make it work for me.  You know how you need to add more of this or more of that to get it to work.  So, don’t be afraid to add or delete items when you’re trying to make large bubbles.

Items Needed:  Bubble Mixture

  • 18 ounces of Dawn Ultra Liquid
  • 2/3 cup of Glycerin…(purchased at CVS)
  • 13 cups of Water

Items Needed:  Bubble Wand (all items purchased at Home Depot)

  • (2) 48in wooden dowels…..$1.46 each
  • Cotton String ……..$3.21
  • 2 Screw Eyes……$1.00
  • 4 Metal Washers…$0.11 each

Directions for making bubble mixture:

Making Gigantic Bubbles!

These were all the ingredients that I used for making the bubble mixture.

Making Gigantic Bubbles

Using a large container, pour in 13 cups of water.

Making Gigantic Bubbles

Then, pour in 18 ounces of Dawn Ultra.  I used two of the small 9 oz size bottles since I usually have a stock of these sizes.

Making Gigantic Bubbles

Pour 2/3 cup of Glycerin into the mix.  I started off with 1/3 cup but then added the additional 1/3 because the bubbles didn’t hold long.  After adding the extra 1/3, the bubbles seemed fantastic.  I bought the Glycerin a long time ago.  Can’t remember how much it cost.  Was glad to finally use the additional Glycerin.  Stir ingredients.

Directions for making bubble wand:

Making Gigantic Bubbles


Screw one of the Screw Eyes into one end of each of the wooden dowels.  I bought the #12 pack which included 4 screw eyes.  I was able to screw them in by hand without having to make a hole in the dowel first.

Making Gigantic Bubbles

Using some cotton string, measure off 100 inches for the long string and 70 inches for the shorter string. You don’t have to use the exact measurements that I used.  You just want to make sure that one string is longer than the other.

Making Gigantic Bubbles

After cutting string to measurement size, insert short string through screw eyes and tie.

Making Gigantic Bubbles

Before inserting longer string through same eye screws, string metal washers on the long string. I don’t think that it will matter about the size of the metal washer.  The metal washers will help to hold down the longer string.  (I lost one of the metal washers and only used three. It still worked perfectly.) Then, tie through eye screws.

Making Gigantic Bubbles

Here is a look at the finished product.

Making Gigantic Bubbles!

Dip wand into bubble mix and slowly pull out.  Extend wand outwards when in air so that bubble will become larger.  I will definitely take more pictures as we continue to make bubbles.  (On a mission to make the largest bubble in town) Once you catch on to making the bubbles, it is FUN! FUN!  Store in an airtight container.

Have you tried making gigantic bubbles?


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  1. This is exactly how we make our own too! It’s so much better then the store-bought with the unknown ingredients. Pinned! =)
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  2. Awesome!! I so want to try this. I bet the glycerin really helps. Thanks for posting!!
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    • Thanks Elizabeth! If you make this, you definitely want to add in the glycerin. It is what makes the bubbles hold longer without popping so quickly.

  3. Hi Sharon. Just wanted to lyk that you are one of the feature picks on this weeks Merry Monday. The party starts at 9pm PST on Sunday.
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  4. My kids would love doing this, especially my youngest. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday Link Party.
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  5. Oh, this looks so cool! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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  6. I did this today (so glad to save money on bubbles!). I didn’t have glycerin on hand so I used sugar and the bubbles didn’t hold long. Next time for sure glycerin and I can’t wait to see how they turn out! I’m glad I had this pinned! 😉
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    • Hi Georgia! You definitely have to use the Glycerin. It makes the bubbles hold longer. At first, I didn’t have the glycerin and the bubbles would pop quickly. When I put in the glycerin (need to use enough), I was able to wrap the bubbles around like on the pic. I’m anxious to get back out and try making even bigger ones. Hope you get an opportunity to try it with glycerin.

  7. Wow these are awesome, what a great mom you are. My sons have outgrown this but I remember when they used to love blowing bubbles.
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  8. Hi Sharon, Can anyone tire of bubbles? Seriously love this diy project. I need to put this on my summer kids fun projects list. Hope this finds you well. Theresa
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  9. This looks really cool. How do you store it? Does it store well? Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style
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    • Thanks April! Just store in a air tight container with a top, like a gallon size water bottle or any size that will hold the bubble mix.

  10. My kids would love me for ever if I get round to doing this. You are such a fun mum S.
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    • Oh Bintu….this is such a fun thing to do with the kids! I continue practicing to make even larger bubbles. Can’t wait to post them when I have super duper larger bubble.

  11. What a cool idea!
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  12. we’ve never made giant bubbles, except in a museum, but this looks awesome!
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  13. I love this! Even thought my daughter is now out of the house, I know that we would both enjoy these giant bubbles! Thanks for sharing at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!
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  14. I can’t tell you how fun this looks! I’ve never purchased glycerin before. I’m going to pin this for later so I remember to try it with my son! Thanks for sharing it with us at Countdown in Style!
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  15. My son is going to LOVE this!

  16. This looks easy. My son would love to make these.
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  17. too neat! That looks like such fun 🙂 pinning and will do this with the grandbabies soon!
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