Homemade Bubbles for Littles

IMG_5238What fun we have playing with bubbles around our house! You can make your own bubble fun play with a simple empty spool of thread and your favorite castile liquid soap. Can’t get much better than this for frugal fun!

Empty spool of thread
Castile liquid soap (Dawn’s dishwashing soap, Dr. Bronner’s or Trader Joe’s castile soap all work well! I prefer the natural castile soap as my little girl likes to eat the bubbles!)

Combine about 1 Tablespoon soap with 1/4 cup water in a small container. Dip one end of the empty spool into your soap and blow out the other end! I store the spool in the container with a lid until future use. An 8 oz jam jar works perfect. Have fun!

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

12 Responses to Homemade Bubbles for Littles

  1. Cristen June 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm #

    Lindsay, I was looking for your email address since I have a specific question for you, but can’t find it. I am thinking of investing in some Dr. Bronner’s soaps, and was wondering what you’d recommend. I haven’t started making many homemade products yet, but am interested in trying more (the dishwashing soap is next on my list!). I have done a search on your blog and found some, but was wondering which ones you’d recommend. Also, I see that the Sal Suds has SLS…is that ok?

    • Lindsay June 24, 2009 at 6:04 am #

      I have only tried Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint & Baby Mild liquid castile soaps along with Sal Suds. I find the peppermint is far too strong for our family. Baby Mild is a good multi-purpose soap for shampoo, soap, bodycare, etc if you have munckins in the house, but I find myself using Sal Suds more frequently now with cleaning (dishwasher/dishwashing soap) as it is a more effective cleaning agent. They give the full details of SLS on their website here. Hope that helps!

  2. Angie June 22, 2009 at 8:28 am #

    We can never get too much of the bubbles at our house. Great idea!

  3. Aelinn June 20, 2009 at 12:47 pm #

    A spool! You’ve just solved my bubble issue! Thank you!

  4. ~M June 19, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    I love Dr. Bronner’s, bought on your recommendation! Do you know if Trader Joes has the baby mild variety? I heard that TJs is much cheaper for this product than Whole Foods. I know Amazon carries 2 bottles for $21-something, which is better than the Whole Foods price…I’m just not sure about TJs.

    The other day, I accidentally knocked over a large glass of unsweetened cranberry juice all over my light gray carpet. OH NO, especially since we rent! It looked like a homicide had taken place. So I figured I would try to clean it how I would clean blood – hydrogen peroxide. I poured teeny amounts all over the huge splashes (next time I’d use a spray bottle) and sopped it up with a microfiber towel. I think the peroxide helped it from attaching itself to the carpet. Then I filled a spray bottle with a drop of Dr. Bronner’s baby mild and water and it came ALL OUT. It looks so good and feels so good (none of that nasty crunchiness) that I’m considering going through my apartment and getting out the past tenants’ stains (that were supposedly steam cleaned professionally as a condition to us signing the lease a year ago). The whole situation really sold the idea of non-toxic cleaners, and especially hydrogen peroxide and Dr. Bronners, on my “clean freak” engineer husband. YAY! :)

    • Lindsay June 22, 2009 at 8:19 pm #

      TJ’s just sells the peppermint version of Dr Bronners, but they do sell just a standard TJ version of castile soap (made by TJ). Thanks for sharing your success!

      • Kate June 23, 2009 at 8:26 am #

        Lindsay, just wanted to let you know. That you can also find Dr Bronner’s soap on Ebay. it might be more of a deal!

  5. Flo June 19, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    Thank you for posting this! We recently ran out of “bubble juice” and I haven’t been able to get out and buy some. Now, I don’t have to!!

  6. Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home June 19, 2009 at 8:19 am #

    Fun! We’ll have to try this.

  7. Michelle June 19, 2009 at 7:09 am #

    I never thought about little ones eating the bubbles. . . good point on using a natural soap. :-)

  8. Kate June 19, 2009 at 6:02 am #

    Cute! do you make your own Play-doh?

  9. Ruth June 19, 2009 at 12:28 am #

    I remember setting up a fan and towels to have lots of bubble fun. I would brush on the liquid to the front of the fan and turn it on low. LOTS of bubbles and squealing kids! We’ve done this outside and inside.

    Thanks for all the wonderful and frugal ideas! I love my soap nuts and am telling lots of other moms about them. I get some pretty strange looks! :-D