DIY Glow in the Dark Bubbles
Make Halloween and wedding send-offs memorable by making your own glow in the dark bubbles. The instructions help you make them safely at home without having to burn a hole in your pocket. Forget the commercial bubble guns and foggers. Just a simple glow bubble solution does the trick with ease.
How to Make Glow in the Dark Bubbles with Glow Sticks
This recipe does not need a blacklight for working. Even if some of the bubbles manage to strike you, rest assured that they will not stain your clothes. If kids are involved, adult supervision is a must for this. Check the label of the glow sticks so that you do not have to deal with dangerous chemicals.
- 5 non-toxic glow sticks
- Clear plastic container
- Bubble blowing wand
- 5 cups clear bubble liquid (You can make your own by gently mixing ½ cup liquid dish soap with 4.5 cups water and 4 tbsp glycerin)
- Paper towels
- Cut off the ends of the glow sticks over some paper towels to prevent any splatter.
- Empty their contents into the plastic container.
- Pour the clear bubble liquid and mix the solution well.
- By now, you must be having a brightly colored container full of glowing bubbles. Set them free by dipping the wand in the solution and blowing through it.
If you want, you can put the liquid in bubble machines for quick formation of bubbles.
- If you think glow sticks might be unsafe, cut a fluorescent highlighter pen open and squeeze out its ink into the bubble liquid for colorful highlighter bubbles. However, you would need to shine blacklight on them to make them fluoresce. Make it dramatic by mixing tonic water with the liquid giving you bright blue foam under black light!
Homemade Glow in the Dark Bubbles with Glow Paint
- Mix a cup of distilled water, 1 tbsp dish soap and 1 tsp glycerin in a glass container until the ingredients are combined well.
- Divide the mixture into two halves and put them in different jars.
- Add 1 tbsp of glow paint to each of the jars to make 2 different colors. Mix well.
- Cover and let the jars sit for at least 24 hours. You may expose them to sunlight for several hours before using them.
- Blow with a straw or bubble wand.
A blacklight makes the bubbles all the more prominent.
Make Your Own Indestructible Glow in the Dark Bubbles
If you want your bubbles to last long by being unpoppable try this.
- Mix 1 cup liquid dishwashing detergent (I prefer Joy) with ½ cup white corn syrup and 3 cups of water to make the bubble solution.
- Now combine 1 part of the bubble solution with one part of glow in the dark paint.
- Try blowing with the bubble wand. If you find that the bubbles fail to maintain their form, you need to apply more bubble solution.
You need the trial and error method because the paint disturbs the resilience of the otherwise indestructible bubbles that are produced by the bubble solution.
Making giant bubbles by immersing a hula hoop or a huge bubble wand in a kiddie pool filled with the glowing bubble fluid is a fun party idea. Go ahead and let the neon glow of your bubbles raise the spirits of any social gathering with aplomb.