Bubble Challenge

What is it with bubbles? We all have a fascination with them and love playing with them! Here is a bubble challenge that looks fun (and challenging). Let’s add the images to our Instagram Challenge already happening #365homeschool. Besides just #HipHomeschoolMoms hashtag, lets add #bubblechallenge to the list. Remember with Instagram, the more hashtags, the better!!


In typical homeschool fashion, let’s make this a homeschool science experiment and competition… complete with tallying the results and graphing what works best, etc. We can make this into an entire bubble science unit study!! And this whole experiment might be a little easier if you use the unpoppable bubble recipe to make the bubble solution!!


I’ve watched this video a couple of times and can’t catch the brand name of the bubbles he is using, but it appears to be just some off brand. It would be interesting to try different store bought brands for this experiment to see how they work. And then maybe add in some homemade recipes. Also, that straw looks to be larger than a coffee stirrer size straw… which is exactly what I would have been looking for.

If you are planning to graph the results, here is free graph paper you can print.

If you are going to actually take us up on the challenge, please be sure to post results (either video or pictures) in our facebook group and hashtag it!! We look forward to seeing what y’all do!

This was a really fun bubble challenge. If y’all end up doing it, please use the hashtags #365homeschool and #bubblechallenge so we can see you in action!!

For the first Bubble Challenge video, we used the cheap bubble solution from Dollar General called Miracle Bubbles. It was a literally $1. You can see how it went here.

After the first challenge, we started using various recipes we found on the internet. This second Bubble Challenge video we used Exploratorium Bubble Formula
  • 2/3 cup Joy dishwashing soap (cheaper to buy at your local grocery store)
  • 1 gallon water
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Glycerin. (pretty cheap on Amazon)

For the third Bubble Challenge video, we used the National Wildlife Federation Bubble Recipe.
  • 1/4 cup liquid dishwashing detergent (we used Dawn)
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 5 drops of glycerin

For the fourth Bubble Challenge video, we used The Artful Parent‘s recipe.
  • 4 cups warm water
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup Dawn dish soap

For our fifth and final Bubble Challenge video, we used the Karo Syrup Recipe.
  • 1 cup Karo Syrup
  • 2 cups clear dishwashing liquid (we used Palmolive)
  • 6 cups of water
  • (and later in the experiment added Glycerin)

We never got more than 5 bubbles inside of each other. But you’ll have to watch the videos to see which solution we think is the best!! Leave us a comment if you do the challenge. And then tell us which variables you think were the best (solution, straws, and maybe even technique). We look forward to hearing your thoughts!!

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