Easy bubble mix recipe and ideas

Who likes bubbles? We all like bubbles! They’re quiet, mess-free and calming. So why not have even more fun with bubbles using our ideas below. Suitable for kids of all ages, they’re BURSTING with fun!

1) Bubble, bubble: a tried-and-tested bubble mix that really works!

What you’ll need: 240ml warm water, 115g sugar, 120ml washing-up liquid

What to do:

1. Help your little pour the sugar into the warm water, and stir until it dissolves.
2. Add the washing-up liquid and give it a good shake.
3. Wait an hour or so for it to mix, then use!

2) Bubble wand: super-easy and super-fun!

What you’ll need: bubble mix (homemade or shop-bought), pipe cleaners

What to do:

1. Get your little one to bend the end of a pipe cleaner into a loop (so that it resembles a bubble wand).
2. Pour some bubble mix into a bowl, then have fun dipping the wand in and blowing lots of perfect bubbles!

3) Bubble art: for a painting that POPS!

What you’ll need: paint, washing-up liquid, straws, plain paper

What to do:

1. Mix half a cup of water, a squirt of washing-up liquid and paint into cups (one for each colour).
2. Ask your child to blow through a paper straw into the cup to create bubbles. Make sure that they know not to suck!
3. Take a piece of paper and press over the bubbles to make a print.
4. Repeat with all the colours until you’ve filled the paper with beautiful bubble prints.

4) Bubble chase: a fun game that will get you all moving!

What you’ll need: bubbles!

What to do:

1. Blow some bubbles in the air, then get your little one to run around and see how many they can pop!
2. Now it’s your turn – can you pop more or less?

5) Bubble tag: don’t let them get you!

What you’ll need: bubbles!

What to do:

1. Blow some bubbles all around the room.
2. Can your child avoid being touched by any?
3. If a bubble touches them, they have to freeze until all the bubbles have landed!

So there are lots of lovely bubbly ideas for you and your little one. But it’s also OK if you want to sit back and just look at them all. Ahhh relaaaxing…