How To Make Homemade Bouncing Bubbles Without Glycerin

We were itching for a new bubble solution recipe, so we decided to figure out how to make homemade bouncing bubbles without glycerin!

These bouncing bubbles are so fun and an easy homemade sugar bubble recipe made with common household ingredients. You can make bouncy, super strong bubbles!

When we saw this recipe from our friend Katie, we knew it would be a winner! 

How to make Bouncing Bubbles solution recipe for kids - gloved hand holding a strong bouncy bubble
Let’s whip up a homemade bubble solution for bouncy bubbles!

Bouncing Bubbles Without Glycerin

I am not a fan of using ingredients like glycerin that I just don’t have on hand…or understand. What is really cool about this homemade bubble solution is that you likely have everything you need to make it right now.

Supplies Needed to Make Bouncing Bubbles without Glycerin

  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp concentrated dish soap
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Soft knit winter gloves
  • Bubble wand
Ingredients for Bouncing Bubbles solution - sugar, water, dish soap, bubble wand and soft gloves
See, I told you that you already have everything you need to make bubbles!

Instructions to Make Bouncing Bubbles without Glycerin

Step 1

Add the water to a small bowl and pour in the dish soap.

Step 2

Add the sugar and stir gently until the sugar is dissolved. Now your bubble solution is ready and it’s time for the FUN!

Step 3

Put on the winter gloves and gently blow bubbles using the bubble wand.

Catching a Bubble made from homemade bubble solution on a gloved hand - Kids Activities Blog
That was quick! We are reading to bounce the bubbles in our gloved hand.

Homemade Bouncing Bubble Solution Fun

You can use your gloved hands to catch the bubbles and even bounce them!

Why Do These Bubbles Bounce and Not Break?

The sugar helps slow down water evaporation in the bubbles, which lets the bubbles last longer.

The oils on our hands can break the surface tension of the bubbles, causing them to pop. The winter gloves keep the bubbles from coming in contact with our skins’ oils, so they can bounce and do all kinds of fun things!

Bouncing Bubbles - homemade bubble solution bubble in the air over a winter gloved hand of boy bouncing the bubble
The bubbles bounce!

This activity will add a little magic to any day, and you probably already have everything you need to make these bubbles. 

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Did your kids have fun making this homemade bubble solution and making these bouncing bubbles? Let us know in the comments which bubble recipe is your favorite…


  1. Penny Avery says:

    Looks like some fun! I have twin grandbabies that would love these.

  2. Kristen Yard says:

    Aw, I hope you guys have the best time playing with bubbles!

  3. Works a great!

  4. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Ashleigh! We are so glad that you are enjoying it!

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