Art Smart

Homemade Bubbles

Ideal for Toddler, Preschool/Pre-K, School-Age

Shimmering bubbles floating in the air outside.

Materials Needed:

  • 1/4 cup natural dish soap 1 tsp glycerin 1 cup filtered water
  • 5-10 drops natural food coloring (optional)
  • 5 drops lavender or lemon essential oil (optional)


  1. In a transparent container combine the soap, glycerin, essential oil, and food coloring (if using). Stir the mixture thoroughly to combine.
  2. Add the water and gently stir to incorporate everything. This will suds up some, but you want to avoid sudsing too much, or your bubbles won’t be as strong.
  3. Store at room temperate and use liberally for lots of bubbly fun.

Notes: To create a simple bubble wand, take one end of a pipe cleaner and bend it to form a circle that is roughly the size of a quarter (adjust size as needed to fit inside of your container).

Additional Activities

We think you'll also enjoy these...


We're adding new activities each week - get notified when we do!