Summer Bubble Fix, Cheap way to Enjoy the Family and have Fun

Today was  a great day for outdoor activities and who does not like blowing bubbles, I know my kids do.  So after many spills and just running on empty, I started looking into how to fix the problem.  (Kids are not very happy when the bubbles get spilled all over the ground and well plain soap and water just do not do the trick).  So here are two good recipes I came across and tweaked them just slightly.  Enjoy and this summer really push to make every moment fun and memorable, children are only kids once.   Parents get to join in the fun and act like kids, every once in a while.

Corn Syrup Bubbles

Most corn-syrup bubble recipes call for light corn syrup, but dark works the same.  Alright lets get busy.


6 cups water

1 cup corn syrup

2 cups clear dish washing liquid

Glow-in-the-Dark Bubbles

Lots of glow-in-the-dark bubble recipes call for breaking open a glow stick and dumping it into your bubble solution, but there could be dangerous chemicals inside. Here’s a different recipe that uses glow-in-the-dark paint. It should be safer, though I’d definitely keep this as an outdoor activity (becareful when you go inside that you aren’t touching the walls or you may have a horror effect the next night, lol).

Combine the water, soap and glycerin. If you want one color of bubbles, then add two tablespoons of paint to your mix. If you’d like two colors, divide the mixture into two jars and add a tablespoon of paint to each. Mix well, cover, and let rest 24 hours. To get your glow, put the jars in the sunlight for several hours before blowing bubbles.  Your children are going to freak….so much fun.


1 cup water

1 tablespoon Dawn dish soap

1 teaspoon glycerin

2 tablespoons water-based glow-in-the-dark paint