How to Add Glycerin to a Bubble Solution

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How to Add Glycerin to a Bubble Solution
Add glycerine to your bubble solution to increase the size and strength of the bubbles. (Jacqueline Veissid/Photodisc/Getty Images)

An agent that slows down the evaporation of water, glycerine not only extends the life of your bubble solution, but also makes the resulting bubbles bigger and stronger. Glycerine is available at chemists, supermarkets and online. You don't need to add glycerine to your bubble solution on days when the humidity is 50 per cent or higher, since high humidity alone will make your bubbles last longer. Glycerine works with both homemade bubble solutions and commercial solutions.

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Things you need

  • Bubble solution
  • Plastic container with lid
  • Glycerine
  • Spoon

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  1. 1

    Pour 1 gallon of a commercial or homemade bubble solution into a plastic container with a lid. To make your own bubble solution, combine 1 gallon of distilled water and 354ml. of dishwashing liquid.

  2. 2

    Add 3 tbsp of glycerine to the bubble solution. Stir the mixture thoroughly with a spoon until the glycerine is dissolved.

  3. 3

    Use the bubble solution immediately or place a lid on the container and store the mixture in an environment above 15.6 degrees Celsius. If you use the mixture later, stir it well before using.

Tips and warnings

  • If adding glycerine to a container of bubble solution that contains ½ gallon, add 1 ½ tbsp of glycerine to the solution and stir thoroughly.

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