Bubble Recipe

This recipe comes from the Soap Bubble Fandom Wiki and it works wonderfully.

Mike's "Stir-&-Go"

Recipe:

  • 1 gallon of HOT tap water
  • .5 gallon of COLD tap water
  • 1.25 cups of Dawn Professional Manual Pot and Pan detergent
  • 2 level teaspoons of Clabber Girl double acting baking powder (Other baking powder should work too)
  • .5 level teaspoon (1.5g) of J-Lube 

Instructions:

  1. Fill bucket with 1 gallon of the hottest tap water possible. (Mark your bucket at this level for future mixes so you can fill directly from the sink.)
  2. Sprinkle in the J-Lube as slowly as possible to avoid clumping while quickly stirring the water with a chopstick. (I use a coated/lacquered chopstick to keep the J-Lube from sticking and accumulating on it, you can probably use a knife or fork.)
  3. Continue stirring for a minute.
  4. Add .5 gallon of cold tap water.
  5. (Mark the bucket at this level for future mixes.)
  6. Pour in the Dawn and let it settle on the bottom of the bucket without stirring.
  7. Now, sprinkle in the baking powder while quickly stirring the entire solution. You may feel the solution thicken after a few stirs!
  8. Once all the baking powder on top has been mixed in, you're ready to make some awesome bubbles.
  9. Don't forget to pray for gentle and steady wind, high humidity, and no bugs!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The amount of J-Lube you use may have to be adjusted. This recipe is based on full-potency J-Lube. The result will be a slightly stringy mix. The amount of J-Lube is about 8 times what we call the nominal minimum effective concentration (NMEC) of fresh J-Lube. If your mix is not "stringy" at all you may need to increase the amount by 2-4 times.

Fog-filled Bubbles

Smoke or fog-filled bubbles look amazing on this table and are really fun to make. You can use a fog machine or a nicotine-free vape to make the smoke. Nicotine-free vapes are around $15-20 for a one-time use disposable, or a little more for a rechargeable and refillable one. Or look for a fog machine that blows fog directly into the bubbles without having to spend any time in your lungs first.

This guide was first published on Mar 07, 2023. It was last updated on May 26, 2024.

This page (Bubbles) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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