How to Make Foaming Bubbles: Great fun for kids of all ages!

Does your preschooler love foamy bubbles? We are so excited to share this easy recipe for How to Make Foaming Bubbles – our pal Asia has a  version that inspired our video on her site Fun at Home with Kids.

How to Make Foaming Bubbles

How To Make Foam

This Bubble Foam activity is great for younger kids and older kids. Toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarteners will love this fun bubbly activity. 

It’s so easy to make, a fun sensory activity, and a great way to explore colors. And the best part is, it isn’t expensive so it won’t break your budget! 

Most of these items you will have already on hand!

Foaming Bubbles Sensory Activity

This foaming bubbles craft and activity is great for sensory exploration! So, what are the benefits of this bubble foam activity? Your kids will be able to:

  • Practice Fine Motor Skills
  • Practice Hand Eye Coordination
  • Explore Cause and Effect
  • Explore Imagination Play
  • Explore Creativity
  • Explore Experimental Play
  • Understand How Their Actions Can Effect Their Environment
  • Explore Different Textures
  • Color Exploration
  • Explore Sound and Smell

Lots of benefits to this foaming bubble activity!

Video: How To Make Colorful Foaming Bubbles- A Fun Rainbow Sensory Activity

Supplies Needed To Make Foaming Bubbles:

Here’s what you need to make your own foaming bubbles:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup bubble mix (or diluted Dish Soap)
  • Food coloring
  • Mixer
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How To Make Colorful Foam Bubbles

Step 1

Add the water, bubble mix, and food coloring to the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on high for 2 minutes.

Step 2

Add your foaming bubbles to a plastic bin for a fun sensory activity.

Step 3

You could also add the mixture to a foam soap dispenser to create these bubbles.

Notes:

We wanted a much larger batch for our sensory bin, though, so the stand mixer worked best.

If you want your bubbles to last longer, add glycerin to the mix! Your bubbles will be even frothier and your kids will be a sticky mess when they are done playing!

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Our Experience Making This Fun Bubble Foam

Your kids will have so much fun mixing the different colors of bubbles together. Mine sure did! This can be a fun lesson on color mixing, too.

So this all started in 2010, my kids and I went to the town square where the kids were amazed to have discovered a prank. Some kids (I’m assuming) dumped soap suds into the fountain and there were bubbles everywhere! Since then, we have re-create our own foamy bubbles numerous times.  Today with COLOR!

These bubbles are really fun to play with in a sensory bin — make several different colors and have fun mixing them together!

How to Make Foaming Bubbles: Great fun for kids of all ages!

How to Make Foaming Bubbles: Great fun for kids of all ages!

These bubbles are really fun to play with in a sensory bin — make several different colors and have fun mixing them together!

Materials

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup bubble mix (or diluted Dish Soap)
  • Food coloring
  • Mixer

Instructions

  1. Add the water, bubble mix, and food coloring to the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on high for 2 minutes.
  2. Add your foaming bubbles to a plastic bin for a fun sensory activity.
  3. You could also add the mixture to a foam soap dispenser to create these bubbles.

MORE BUBBLE FUN FROM KIDS ACTIVITIES BLOG

Making your own homemade bubble solution and blowing bubbles is one of our favorite outdoor activities. The enormous bubbles we made with the above recipe had such good results, we knew we needed to have more bubble fun…

How did your bubble foam turn out? Comment below and let us know, we’d love to hear from you!

One Comment

  1. How fun. That looks like a great bubble recipe, I think we’ll make bubbles tonight even though my little girl is older, but we never outgrow bubbles.

    When my children were younger I used to put them in a bubble. You need a good batch of bubbles like the recipe you have except take out the foaming soap and just use liquid dishwashing soap. Then pour into one of those plastic swimming pools we see at Wal-Mart in the summer. Place a hula hoop in the pool and have your child stand in the middle of the pool inside the hula hoop. Slowly bring the hoop around her/him and whalla. A child in a bubble. 🙂
    .-= Lori´s last blog ..Choosing Curriculum =-.

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