DIY 3 Ingredient Bubbles

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My niece just got home from college  and brought with her some princess bubbles for my 3 year old.  Within 11 minutes of my 3 year old opening said bubbles, they were gone.  The tears were huge and the lip was very pouty, and with the weather being up over 65 today, it was hard to see that little girl of mine so sad.  She very much wanted to get in the car and go to the bubble store to get more bubbles.  So I told her we could make our OWN bubbles and fill her pretty princess jar back up. The best part? This “recipe” takes 3 ingredients and MAYBE 3 minutes of time.

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DIY 3 Ingredient Bubbles

1 cup water

2 TBSP Glycerin (I get Wilton brand at local craft stores- it’s inexpensive)

4 TBSP Dawn dish soap

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Mix ingredients together, pour into container or dip bubble wand in and voila! Super simple, super cheap BUBBLES!   Bonus? Great for kids to do on their own.

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  • Thanks so much for this recipe!! You just don’t even know how many HUGE bottles of bubbles I have bought this summer already!! I am so doing this from now on.

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  • just need glycerin. looks super easy!

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  • My niece will love this! Thanks for sharin.

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  • I loved bubbles when I was a kid. When my kids were young they did too. I still smile when I see kids blowing bubbles.

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  • Your little girl is so cute! Definitely sharing this recipe with my niece! Thanks!

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  • We do this DIY bubbles too, but we add a drop of food coloring in ours and they put on play clothes and bubble away on the lawn in the back yard :)

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  • We just used this recipe at my mother-in-law’s house, trying to entertain 6 kids…but we did it in a 5 gallon bucket and used a homemade bubble wand, that made bubbles bigger than the kids! It was awesome!

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  • Clever. And how fun she gets to mix her own bubbles! Double the fun :)

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  • She looks excited. I love using dawn and joy to make bubbles .They always make some of the best bubbles.It saves
    so much money and the added plus is a little sanity for you because the kids are busy LOL LOL

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  • Thanks for the recipe! I know this will get a lot of use over the summer!

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  • THANK YOU! I cannot keep bubbles in the house when my little great-niece visits! The only thing I need to get is the glycerine and thanks for telling me where to get it. I had no idea. I am sure I better get 2 bottles!

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  • I never thought about making bubbles. My niece and nephew love to blow bubbles in the summer. I will make this recipe because we are always running out of bubbles!

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  • Thanks for the recipe! I had no idea glycerine was an ingredient for making bubbles. What does the glycerine do? I definitely could use this recipe, as bubbles can get quite expensive, and let’s face it, the dollar store junk just doesn’t cut it. My nephew is only 22 months old, and loves bubbles, but is also quite aggressive in wanting to blow them himself and, well, basically the grass gets watered, and there are no more bubbles in about 30 seconds. Thanks for the hint, so that no more bubble fun ends in tears!

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  • I do this with my nephews because they always tend to spill them and so we go through a lot of bubbles

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  • Bubbles are always a summertime favorite at my house. Thanks for showing me how to do them cheap!

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  • What an adorable little girl you have!!! This recipe would be great to save money in the summer!

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  • This would be such a great savings. You have such an adorable helper!

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  • I used to refill those little bubble containers this way! You’re right; glycerin isn’t too expensive. :)

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  • What a fun idea!

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  • this seems so simple and fun for my daughter thanks for sharing.

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  • Thanks for sharing. This is great because we’ve been going through bubbles like no tomorrow!

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  • Oh how fun! My kids love bubbles and it seems we are always running out. I’ll have to try this!

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  • Use the pink dish soap then the bubbles will be pink and they’ll really be “princess” bubbles! But does it have to be dawn, or could you use castile soap or something?

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  • I love this recipe! I’m going to have to try this with my girls!

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  • Great idea for children’s parties!

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  • Thanks! I will definitely be doing this in a few weeks!

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  • This is very fun for kids.

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  • Whats a summer without bubbles…

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  • This is a cool recipe. We used to just use dish soap and water as kids. Thanks for sharing.

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  • SWEET tip…thank you for $$ saving info, that can add up when you have children. kudos!

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  • I, too, had no idea about the glycerine – so that is the trick and that is why the bubbles in the bath just aren’t the same.

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  • This is indeed very simple. No more trips to the dollar tree to buy bubbles! You can make this by the gallons for under $5.00

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  • Thank you ,this is a fun craft for kids!

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  • I had no clue to add glycerine. Thanks for sharing I’ll be doing this for this season for Zoe!

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    • Nichol- I get mine at Joanne Fabrics or Michael’s in the Wilton area. It’s like $2/bottle.

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