How to Make a One-minute Bubble Solution

how to make a one minute bubble solution

I’ve been so busy with all sorts of parenting/household/traveling/social things lately, and love to find easy projects that make my kids happy. This is one of those things.

My daughter’s preschool has a big bubble table set up all summer long, and it’s a magical place where the kids can chill out and regroup while they make and pop bubbles. The other day I set up a few water areas around our yard, and the kids would migrate to this bubble table after a few rounds on the Slip ‘n Slide or bounces on our neighbor’s see-saw.


  • Dish Soap
  • Water
  • Big Bubble Wand
  • Large tub, small pool, or water table

how to make a one minute bubble solution

Squirt some dish soap into the water table and then fill with a little bit of water. Add a big bubble wand and you’re good to go!

I use the dish soap from Trader Joe’s, and was surprised that it worked so well. I’ve used Dawn in the past, and the bigger, commercial soaps make fantastic bubbles.

I’d encourage you to experiment with your soap and see if it works before setting this up for a big group of eager kids.

I’m always looking for easy projects that my kids will enjoy? Do you have a favorite one-minute activity?


    • rachelle says

      It’s just so easy, and when I want to make a big batch to fill our water table, it’s truly affordable.

  1. Windy says

    When I read the title to your post I thought it would have a recipe for a bubble solution that produced bubbles that lasted for a whole minute. Silly me!

    • rachelle says

      Funny, Windy! I’ll have to get better at writing my titles, although some of the bubbles did last about a minute. If you add a little glycerine to the soap, it’ll make the bubbles last a long time.


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