Science experiment for kids to make bubbles at home

Science experiment for kids to make bubbles at home


Amaze your friends and family with this fun science trick!

Have you ever been awestruck looking at bubbles in carnivals or bubble guns being sold by vendors in public place? Well, guess what? You can now make giant bubbles at your very own place. All you need are straws, cottons strings or yarns, glycerine and detergent.

Here is a step by step guide to make these bubbles:

Step 1: Place two straws parallel to each other

Step 2: Pull the cotton string through the straws. In case you find it difficult to get the string through the straw, suck in on the other end to make it come right through!

Step 3: Tie the loose ends of the straw to form a closed blower.

Step 4: Attach 2 more straws to the existing straws to form and handle (pinch the end of the straws and squeeze them in to make them fit in the other straws)

Step 5: Mix about a cup of washing detergent into hot water and add a little glycerine to it. Let it rest over-night in an open container.

Step 6: Go to your backyard/ garden/ terrace to try it out. Place your blower into a shallow container with the bubble mixture and slowly and carefully stretch the handles making sure that it doesn’t burst. Blow softly in case the breeze isn’t enough to blow out a bubble.

  • You can have your own little carnival or even do this on a lazy summer day.
  • Birthday parties can have a game and you and your friends can compare who made the largest bubble
  • Experience the satisfaction of popping them.

Gary used two fishing poles with string tied between the apparatus to make the bubble. Keep trying and who knows you might even be able to beat that.

Do you know?

According to Guinness Book of World Records, the largest outdoor free-floating soap bubble has a volume of 96.27 m³ (3,399.7 ft³) and was achieved by Gary Pearlman (USA) at Wade Oval Park, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on 20 June 2015.


Bubbles are pockets of soap and water that are filled with air. Soap makes the surface tension of water weaker than normal. It also forms a very thin skin that is more flexible than water. When air gets trapped under the surface of the mixture of soap and water, the flexible skin stretches into a sphere shape (round like a ball), making a bubble!

Bubbles are the perfect example of science being fun!