Giant Bubbles

"This recipe makes the best bubbles!"
photo by Leslie photo by Leslie
photo by Leslie
photo by Noelene J. photo by Noelene J.
photo by Leslie photo by Leslie
Ready In:
9 cups


  • 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)


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

Questions & Replies

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  1. Wang J.
    how to make corn syrup


  1. Akikobay
    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!
  2. Pierre Dance
    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.
  3. HeatherFeather
    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!
  4. Noelene J.
    This is our favorite Bubble recipe so far, we have tried others and had not as good results. It creates strong bubbles that last a while before popping, they won't collapse before you can appreciate the swirling colors. The trick is letting it "marinate" you have to be patient and let the mix sit for a couple days, even a week is good. It makes the ingredients bond better and you will have better results. If you mix it and plan to use it right away, you could be disappointed, most likely, because it pops right away like cheap store bought bubbles. Thank you for this recipe!! You guys are awesome ??
    • Review photo by Noelene J.
  5. fhwofj
    It tasted terrible. Nevertheless, it made terrific bubbles!


  1. cxs0571
    Please add that this recipe works better if made at least a day or 2 before expecting to use it. I also found it worked better if kept in the refrigerator between uses as well.
  2. Shahn R.
    A better recipe for bubbles.
  3. Noelene J.
    Let it marinate. Leave it for a few days and then use it. Gets stronger with time.



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