Bubble windows are a fun craft to make at a Bubble Party. Give each child a piece of yarn and two plastic straws. String the yarn through both straws and tie in a knot. Move the straws along the yarn until you form a square-ish shape. Fold the straws together, dip in the bubble solution (see our bubble solution recipe below), then carefully pull the straws apart. You can make a window or blow a big bubble. If your hand is wet with the bubble solution, try putting it through the window.

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat.


  1. It is such a great idea! We are having my daughter’s birthday party on Friday and if by chane it is not raining I will try to do this. Kids will love it! Thanks for the receipt!

    maudska    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
  2. Very nice idea! Thanks for the solution recipe too; my kids will love this!

    Robin Kidd    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
  3. I am definitely going to try the solution!! Can it just be made as 1 part water 2 parts soap. I probably don’t need that much solution.

    Anna    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
  4. How much glycerin would you need to add to the mix?

    Monique Van Keuren    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
  5. 1.2 L (5 cups) of Glycerin

    Brittany    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
  6. Where do you buy glycerin?

    Teresa    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
  7. Cute idea!

    Sonja    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
  8. Very cool!! My son would LOVE this party!

    louise    Thursday, May 26, 2011
  9. Thanks! My grandchildren can NEVER get enough bubbles…..maybe this recipe will keep them covered for a while!

    Jeannie Pence/Trendy Tree    Thursday, May 26, 2011
  10. Hi Teresa–You’ll have to check around, but some drug stores have it. Or try a health food store.

    Brittany    Friday, May 27, 2011
  11. The bubble solution I make is very similar but I add Karo Syrup. It makes the nicest bubbles.

    It’s 1 gallon water, 1 cup dish soap (I like Dawn too for bubbles) and 1/2 cup Karo Syrup.

    I make the gallon and it keeps… but it’s easy to 1/2 or even 1/4 it.

    Calli Makes Do    Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  12. I made this solution today….it is suppose to be REALLY sudsy when you first make it? Mine seems rather “stale/flat” if you can call bubble solution that!

    I also used Walmart’s Great Value High Concentrated dish soap…will that matter?


    heather m    Thursday, June 2, 2011
  13. Hi heather m–Let the solution sit over night. Yes, it’s pretty flat and not sudsy. Good luck, I’d love to hear how it turns out.

    Brittany    Thursday, June 2, 2011
  14. thanks…crossing my fingers it is ok! ha ha I thought maybe since I didn’t use dawn dishsoap I screwed it up! :)

    heather m    Thursday, June 2, 2011
  15. How important is it to use distilled water (as opposed to tap water) and Dawn soap (as opposed to another brand)?

    Megan R    Friday, June 17, 2011
  16. Hi Megan R–We didn’t use distilled water either, but we did use Dawn. I’m not 100% sure how important the Dawn part is, just make sure it’s regular dish soap and not anti-bacterial or anything weird like that.

    Brittany    Friday, June 17, 2011
  17. http://onecharmingparty.com/2011/05/25/bubble-solution-recipe/#comments

    i read ur recipe for strong bubble solution… u specified..NOT anti bacterial….wht happens if v use that?

    i love your posts….needed some opinions n suggestions..i m from India…n planning to celebrate my son’s 5th BD in FEB…. in India it is very conventional way to celebrate birthdays…with typical birthday parties in some booked hall or in mall…i wanted to do it with different way…n wanted your suggestions….
    i have planned a big grassy lawn …. n there’s big carton box or house kindaa set up …children should be in their old clothes …there are lots of color buckets are kept with big paint brushes,,, they can paint it …or they can decorate the carton house with the things from nature like flowers …leaves …stones …n then using that setup as PHOTOBOOTH in n out…
    also thought of MEGA BUBBLES n BUBBLE SNACK as other optional activities…
    anything…n after that they will have water pipes to clean them which is again a big fun…. or inflatable water tubs are also another options…n then they can get ready in their party clothes
    i have taken 2 activities which is highly impossible in india to have with kids …as they is very less of space in city n population is high…so also parents find it messy to have these activities at their home…so i wantd kids to have unforgettable fun at the party…
    i want your suggestion on…what variety i can have in these.. n any other activity u have in your mind?? or tell me your own iddeas for gift for these kindaa birthday….
    thnx a lot for your patience for reading such a big msg
    Shweta Chheda

    shweta chheda    Thursday, January 24, 2013
  18. Hi Shweta–You can try other soap but the recipe I used said not anti bacterial. Give another kind a try and let us know how it works! I think the painting also sounds like a lot of fun. And the kids will love it! xo B

    Brittany    Monday, January 28, 2013

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