Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe makes the best bubbles!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups Joy dishwashing soap (If using an ultra concentrated dishwashing liquid, use only 1 1/3 cups)


  1. In a large bowl (at least 3 quarts) stir water and corn syrup until combined.
  2. Add dishwashing liquid and stir very gently until well mixed.
  3. (Try not to make any bubbles.) Dip (don't stir) bubble wands into bubble liquid and blow bubbles.


Most Helpful

This is the recipe to use if you want to make gigantic longlasting bubbles. I've always added a bit of glycerin to our bubble solution, but the big bubbles would always pop. With this solution, we could even use our biggest fairy wands and wrap enormous bubble trails around us. Here's the best part...we got sidetracked playing in the sandbox for a while and when we returned to the bubble solution, it was even better! After an hour or two in the open, the bubbles we made were industrial strength, unpoppable creations. We could even stack them together and make bubble sculptures. Thank you for posting this!

Akikobay May 10, 2003

I made a bubble machine which I set up at kite festivals etc. I go through a bunch of bubble liquid. This is a lot better than factory made and is also cheaper by far.The plans for the bubble machine are at cursor down to Kite Plans then down to Bubble Machine. They aren't the clearest in the world but it's not rocket science, anything close will work.I have almost fun with it as the kids who chase the bubbles.

Pierre Dance November 03, 2003

Well, this bubble juice concoction was so easy to prepare and produced wonderful bubbles. My daughter had great fun using up these inexpensive bubbles and now we are keeping a bottle of this recipe prepared for her to make bubbles any time she likes. Thanks for sharing!

HeatherFeather May 20, 2003

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