How To Make Brilliant Bubbles #MummyMondays

Elliott has a bubble machine and the bubble machine came with bubble mix. The bubble mix made brilliant bubbles, bubbles that lasted for ever and didn’t pop straight away! The day came when we used up all of the mixture and so I made up some more with water and dish washing detergent, just like we did when I was young. The mixture was terrible! We got a few bubbles, but they burst pretty much straight away. So, I went on a search for the best bubble mixture, one that makes BRILLIANT bubbles, bubbles that don’t burst straight away so you can catch them!

What you’ll need:

1 large container
1 cup dish washing detergent
2 cups warm water
4 tablespoons liquid glycerin (see the photo below, I bought it at Coles in the toiletries isle where you would find tea tree and eucalyptus oils).

Mix all ingredients together in a large container and it’s ready to use. Apparently the mix gets better over time too.

Happy Bubble Blowing!

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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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21 Comments

  1. September 29, 2013 / 8:49 pm

    Those bubbles look great Eva! I also have made my own mix with just detergent and water & agree they were terrible. Will have to give your bubble mix a try instead!

  2. September 30, 2013 / 5:40 am

    I’ve heard that glycerine in the mix makes good bubbles, haven’t tried it out yet though. I’ll have to remember to have a look the next time I’m in the toiletries aisle 🙂
    I was surprised how much detergent I had to use the last time I made my own bubble mix, I just had to keep adding it in!

  3. September 30, 2013 / 8:23 am

    Thank you for this great bubble recipe! I’ll have to remember it for when we run out of bubbles 😀

  4. September 30, 2013 / 9:38 am

    Thanks for the glycerin tip. Will be trying this for sure. I wonder why the detergent is not like it used to be??

  5. September 30, 2013 / 11:20 am

    Ooh, I’ve been looking for a bubble recipe. Thank you x

  6. September 30, 2013 / 2:30 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring our coloured rice.
    I’ve heard that glycerine is the bubble secret, must give it a try

  7. September 30, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Oooh, thanks for this, we have an abandoned bubble machine which never gets used anymore as I always forget to buy more mixture. I have some glycerine in the cupboard so will give this recipe a go for sure! 🙂

  8. September 30, 2013 / 10:39 pm

    Bwah ha ha and that’s why just dish washing detergent doesn’t work. THANK YOU! I’ve been wondering what I’d done wrong. I was missing an ingredient!

  9. October 1, 2013 / 10:00 am

    Great idea! umpteen bottles of bubble mixture get spilt/knocked over/poured into the garden that I don’t buy them anymore. I knew I should really get around to just making my own…

  10. October 1, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    This perfect spring weather is ideal for blowing bubbles. We’ll have to follow your instructions to make some brilliant bubbles too 🙂 Thank you for sharing this Eva.

  11. October 1, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    My week is all topsy turvey…it seems I missed Monday and I woke up this morning convinced it was Friday!
    Anyway, thank you for featuring my post and for hosting. It looks like there are lots of great posts this week…I am looking forward to reading them!

  12. October 2, 2013 / 11:39 am

    Thanks for sharing that recipe, it makes it look so easy and ll kids love bubbles! I’ll look out for the glycerin next time I visit the supermarket.

  13. October 3, 2013 / 5:34 am

    Such an easy recipe. Thank you.

  14. October 5, 2013 / 11:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Pinning to my recipes for play board 🙂

  15. October 6, 2013 / 3:28 am

    How wonderful. It’s nice to know that bubble mixture is quite easy to make.