Giant Soap Bubbles

"for all you moms who enjoy showing the kids how "real bubbles" are made! This is NOT a recipe for eating!!!! This recipe is for playtime and comes from "Kids Cooking""
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Ready In:
5 cups


  • 5 cups water
  • 12 cup dish detergent (Ultra Dawn, not green color)


  • mix 1/2 cup of Ultra Dawn dish detergent (not the green color)with 5 cups of water. measure carefully, because it makes a big difference in the elasticity of the bubbles. Stir.
  • Add two tablesppons of glycerine (this comes from a pharmacy). It makes the bubbles more durable.
  • Getting ready: The hardest part is getting your coat hanger to bend into a big loop, have your grown up assistant help you).
  • dip the coat hander loop into the solution, then wave in the air!
  • Bubbles are better in cool, wet weather. Early evenings & mornings work best. Just after rain is ideal. Save your bubbles, since the longer it sits, the better it gets.

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  1. Loves2Teach
    Okay- I am a crazy teacher. At the end of the year, I try to plan various crazy activities that get the kids outside, and making things. Well, last year we had a bubble making contest. This was the recipe that I used (although you mention glycerine in the steps, you do not in the ingredients). The kids LOVED it. It was VERY messy though. Again, you will need to hose the kids down afterwards :)
  2. Oolala
    My Mom swears by Joy lemon. Haven't done this in some time but we did make them at the beach when my kids were little and it was a lot of fun.


I'm a mother of two great kids, Kitty & Matthew. and trying to catch up for the lost time that I didn't make cookies and cakes for the kids ( or even a decent meal for my husband of 15 years Doug) while I in school studying to be a Nurse Practitioner. My 2008 New Years Resolution is to make dinner at least 3 times a week (no more yuckky take out..Be gone McDonalds!) .
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