The One That Went Pop – DIY Giant Bubbles

I love this time of year when the weather gets warm and we are able to do a lot of the outdoor projects we have been thinking about. The kids and I had some free time today so we decided it was time to see what the fuss was all about with these DIY giant bubbles.

The cost was very minimal. We stopped at our local drug store and home improvement store and found everything we needed: Dowels, eyebolts, washers, water, dish soap, glycerin, and rope.

DIY Giant Bubbles

The first step was creating the bubble solution. After searching the internet and finding tons of recipes for DIY giant bubbles solution, I decided to follow one I found at It seemed pretty straight forward and looks like it had good results.

6 Cups water
2 Cups dishwasher soap
5-10 drops of Glycerin (we just gave it a good squeeze)

Then a little boil, boil, toil and trouble and we had our solution. Rumor has it you should let it sit for a while and it will work better so we set it aside and got to work on our wands.

DIY Giant Bubbles

We started with four 3′ dowels which we cut in half, giving myself and each of my three kids two 18″ dowels. We then attached an eyebolt to one end of each dowel.

DIY Giant Bubbles

There are two ropes per “wand”. For the shorter we measured each kid from shoulder to wrist, then wrist to wrist for the longer. Yes, this gives the older kids wands that are slightly larger than the younger, but it also makes mine huge!

DIY Giant Bubbles

As for the results of our DIY giant bubbles project, see for yourself. I especially like the facial expressions.

DIY Giant Bubbles

DIY Giant Bubbles

Bubbles from Trevor Peterson on Vimeo.

Thanks to my amazing wife, Jessica, at One Tree Photography for taking very cool pictures of the kids with bubbles.


Here are some of the tools and supplies I used in this project. If you are interested in one, click to take a look. You get a fun product, I get a fun commission. Thanks!


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