Making Giant Bubbles

Making Giant Bubbles

Do you want an easy and cheap way to entertain your kids? Keep reading, this is it!

Your kids will love, love, love making giant bubbles!

When we saw a family on the beach making these huge bubbles, I have to admit I was mesmerized.

The  bubbles floated from their wands, into the sunset. DSCN5094 I was happy to sit and take pictures  but, others on the beach wanted to know how the giant bubbles  were made. The family with the bubbles would not give up their secrets.

They did, however, invite the children, who were by then, flocked around them, to dip the wands into the  bucket of solution and watch the bubbles float away.

The kids didn’t care how it was done, they were just thrilled to  be making giant bubbles of their own.DSCN5110

I am not one to be outdone, in the eyes of my grandkids. I knew I would have to figure out how the giant bubbles were made. I turned to my faithful friend who seems to know everything…th


Ah yes! There is a plethora of ways to make giant bubbles.

This is how it is done:

You can use big straws, sticks or, dowels. I happened to have some nice metal dowels from a clothes drying unit that I no longer use.


I tied an old cotton clothes line around the end of one of the dowels.

I measured two feet of line. I put a washer on the line for weight before attaching it to the second dowel.


I measured about 18″ of the remaining line,  attached it  to the  line on the first dowel and cut it.


I tried several of the giant bubble solution recipes that I found online. This is the one that worked the best.

  • 1/2 cup Dawn dish liquid
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon of glycerine
  • 6 Cups of water

Mix it gently so it doesn’t get foamy.

Let it sit at least a couple of hours (I honestly don’t know why I just followed the directions.) Gently stir it before using.

Dip the bubble wands into the solution and walk backwards as you part the wands.

I have been using the same batch of bubble solution all summer. I just keep it tightly covered.


When not using your wands, put them in a plastic bag to keep them clean and they will be ready to make giant bubbles whenever or, wherever you want!


That’s it!!!

Drop me a line and let me know how your giant bubbles turned out.

Happy Camping,



My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.”


My Photos:

  • The featured photo is of my grandson making giant bubbles on the beach at Hoffmaster State Park at sunset.
  • A family making giant bubbles on the beach at Hoffmaster State Park
  • The kids making giant bubbles on the beach at Hoffmaster State Park
  • How to make a bubble wand
  • How to weight a bubble wand
  • A finished bubble wand
  • The kids making bubbles at Four Mile Creek State Park
  • The kids making bubbles at Four Mile Creek State Park
  • Me by the Michigan display at the Soo Locks.

9 thoughts on “Making Giant Bubbles”

  1. Love your Blogs…You should put them into a book. My Grandchildren sure had fun with your giant bubbles..They are so fun and pretty to watch…Awaiting your next blog..xo

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