Homemade Bubbles – I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

I have yet to meet a child who is not excited and fascinated by bubbles. They try to catch them, burst them, stamp on them, hold them and blow them. Catch them in the sunlight and you catch a glimpse of a rainbow, there is something magical about bubbles that we all enjoy, even as adults.

I’m forever blowing bubbles


I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air,
They fly so high,
Nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams,
They fade and die.
Fortune’s always hiding,
I’ve searched everywhere,
I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.

(Lyrics Jaan Kenbrovin 1919)



We love making bubbles especially in the summer when you can play with them outside. Whilst you can use bubbles indoors, it does tend to make a slippery mess so outside works better and gives the children more room to run around and catch them. Here’s a bubble recipe I’ve used with my own children.

Bubble recipe

1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons glycerine
4 tablespoons washing up liquid

Simply pour the water into a suitable container, add the glycerine followed by the washing up liquid. Give it a stir and you’re bubble mix is ready, all you need now is a wand.
A wand can be anything that has a small hole shape, so have a look around in your kitchen drawers for anything safe and suitable such as a slotted spoon or a funnel, alternatatively blowing through a straw will make lots of pretty little bubbles.

If you fancy adding colour to your bubbles, add a little food colouring to your mix in the colour of your choice.

Have lots of fun!