How to make giant homemade bubbles

Get ready to make the biggest bubbles ever. We show you how.

By Today's Parent

TP06-quickfixes-bubble01 Illustration: Grace Cho

1) Create your own bubble solution by gently combining 1 cup dish soap, 1 tbsp glycerine and 4 cups water in a large bucket.

TP06-quickfixes-bubble02 Illustration: Grace Cho

2) To make a big wand, get two drinking straws and a piece of yarn that is six to eight times longer than one straw. Thread the yarn through the straws and tie in a knot.

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3) Using the straws as handles, dip the wand into the bubble solution, then wave it through the air in a large sweeping motion. tip: Holding your arms high while walking backwards results in the strongest, biggest bubbles!

A version of this article appeared in our June 2015 issue with the headline, "How to make giant bubbles," p. 32.

This article was originally published on Apr 15, 2020