Bubbles are so much fun for kids! Here are over 30 cool bubble activities to help kids make, explore, play and, most importantly, have FUN with bubbles.
No matter how much technology tries to take over our kids’ childhoods, there’s one thing that never goes out of style and keeps them entertained for hours – bubbles!
Most people have given their kids ordinary bubble wands and solution before, but there’s so much more you can do with them. Things like making giant bubbles, bubble art, sensory play, making your own solution, science activities and more.
I love that bubbles encourage kids to get outdoors and have fun in the fresh air away from screens, and they are suitable for all age groups too. You’re never too old for bubbles! (yes that’s me at age 30-something in the pic below playing with bubbles)
How to make big bubbles
Make some BIG bubbles using our DIY giant bubble recipe and wand tutorial. We made a giant wand from sticks and string and a large round wand from a coat hanger – this is seriously SO MUCH fun!
DIY Bubble Solution recipes
You don’t need to go out to the shops to buy bubble liquid – its SO simple to make at home and there are a million and one recipes out there. Here are a few of them:
• I love the idea of this this calming lavender bubble mix by The Chaos and The Clutter
• Here is a simple tutorial on how to make home made bubbles by Fun with Mama
• Here are 5 different bubble recipes tried and tested by Teaching Mama on Capri + 3
You can’t make bubbles without a bubble wand, but the good news is they are extremely easy to make with a bit of creativity.
Bubble wand tutorials:
- I love these pretty beaded wire bubble wands by Natural Beach Living
- Make some heart-shaped wands using pipe cleaners by Go Science Kids
- Make bubble wands any shape you like with wire and experiment by Brain Power Boy
- How cool is this up-cycled bubble blower by And Next comes L
More bubble wand ideas:
- Create some spooky Halloween shaped bubble wands by Fireflies and Mudpies
- If you don’t want to make your own Giant bubble wand it’s good to know you can buy a beautifully handmade one from ETSY, this one is by The Bubble Connection
- Set up an invitation to make your own bubble wand for preschoolers like this one by Sixth Bloom
- Here’s a quick and easy pipe cleaner wand to make by Messy Little Monster
More DIY bubble blowers
- Upcycle a plastic bottle to make bubble snakes, by Messy Little Monster
- Here is another cool way to make a recycled bubble blower from a plastic bottle by Hello Wonderful
- You don’t actually need a wand to make bubbles, my kids love to make them with their hands (easy DIY recipe included)
- You can also make hand bubbles from liquid hand soap (no recipe needed!)
Bubble science ideas for kids
Learn science through bubble play! Here are some ways to explore the magic of bubbles whilst turning it into a STEM activity
- Learn how bubbles get their colours among other interesting things at Steam Powered family
- Make some amazing square bubbles (and other 3d shapes) with this idea by Babble Dabble Do
- Here’s a fun geometric Bubble STEM activity by Little Bins for Little Hands
- Blow bubbles inside bubbles with this awesome science activity by Hello Wonderful
Bubble bath bars
Have you tried using bubble bath bars? They add such a fun twist to a kid’s bubble bath (my 11 year old still won’t get in the bath unless it’s got bubbles in it!). Here are some gorgeous handmade ones I found on ETSY:
- Make your own bath bars with this DIY bubbly bath bar supply kit by Two Wild Hares
- Here are some sparkly Galaxy bath bars, by Carolina Organics SC
- I love the look of these cotton candy marshmallow bubble bars by Sugar Milk Co
- Or try this glittery star bubble bar by Blue Grass Oils
Bubble art activities
Bubbles are awesome to use in art! Here are some fun ideas for you:
- Make bubble wrap stomp art by The Soccer Mom Blog
- Here’s some gorgeous hydrangea bubble-blowing art by Emma Owl
- This colourful artwork is made from recycled bottle blowers, by Hello Wonderful
- Make some Bubble Art butterflies, by I Heart Crafty Things for Red Ted Art
More bubble art ideas
- Make a bubble painted canvas artwork like this one from 123 Homeschool 4 me
- Bubble printing is easy and fun with this tutorial from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
- Make your own bubble art gift wrap by Make It Your Own
- Create a bubble art Autumn tree like this one by Emma Owl
Sensory play with bubbles
The bubble bath never gets old, but try putting bubbles into a sensory play set up to keep preschoolers and toddlers entertained.
- Set up some foam sink sensory play in a flash with this easy idea from Twitchets
- Heres an easy foam soap sensory bin idea by In The Kids Kitchen
- This bubble letters sensory play looks like fun, by Books and Giggles
- Make some Rainbow bubble foam sensory play, by Fun at Home with Kids
SO many cool bubble activities, right? Now the only question is which one do you want to do first?