Although the summer has come to an end, we have finished off our holidays with these giant bubbles, because let’s face it, you can’t be sad while playing bubbles, especially ones as big as these..

These recipes work best when they have had time to sit for a while, don’t ask me why, they just do.

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You will need:

 For giant bubbles

  •  6 cups water
  •  ½ cup washing up liquid
  •  ½ cup corn flour
  •  1 tbsp baking powder
  •  1 tbsp glycerine

Mix the water and the corn flour together first, try to make sure that it really has all been mixed in (it will eventually settle). Then add all the other ingredients. When you mix them together try not to create any bubbles, so mix it together slowly, then leave it to stand for at least an hour.

giant bubble recipe

Bubbles aren’t just for children!

For stronger bubbles

  •  6 cups of water
  •  2 cups of washing up liquid
  •  1 cup corn syrup

Mix everything together.

When we finally took all our bubble mixtures outside we also took a variety of different tools from the kitchen to make the bubbles with. I had also made up some fantastic geometric shapes to use (for how to make them go here) and some simple bubble wands that we used to make the really big bubbles with.

giant bubble recipe

One of our geometric bubble wands!

Simple Bubble Wands

  • 2 straws
  • String

Thread the string through the 2 straws and tie the ends together.  To use them simple hold it by the straws and dip into the bubble mixture.


We all spent a happy hour in the garden making a grand old mess. The mixtures really do get better the more you use them, so don’t despair if they don’t work straight away. My favourite were by far the geometric shapes, they were truly fascinating. YC was in her element trying everything to create the bubbles, whereas EC spent time trying to get the really big ones and then decided he want to go and play elsewhere.

The remainder of the bubble solution has now been stored in some tupperware containers to get out again.

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How to make a giant bubble recipe. You can never be sad while playing with bubbles this big!

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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