Make your own bubble dispenser

What kid (or adult) doesn’t love bubbles?  My children have so much fun outside, blowing and popping bubbles.  We go through a lot of bubble solution!  To save money and clean up time, I came up with this solution.

I buy bulk size laundry detergent, and the dispenser it comes in is perfect for cleanly delivering liquids.  I painted the outside and filled it with homemade bubble solution for hours of outdoor fun.

Project estimate:

  • Detergent dispenser, on hand
  • Painter’s tape , on hand
  • Spray paint, on hand
  • Craft paint, on hand

Total:  FREE

step one

Step one:  Cover the top and dispenser nozzle with painter’s tape.  Spray paint the container.  I was using a light yellow color, so first I had to paint the label white, so the label wouldn’t show through the yellow paint.

step 2

Step two:  Use craft paint to decorate the container.  I used a stencil to make polka dots and the add the lettering.

Bubble dispenser DIY

Step three:  Fill the container with your favorite bubble solution!  Our homemade recipe is 10 cups water, 4 cups dishwashing soap, and one cup corn syrup.  I doubled the recipe to fill this container.

DIY Bubble dispenser

Set the bubble dispenser outside, and provide containers (I used plastic tumblers) and wands.  The kids can fill their cups as needed and start blowing bubbles!  I also found that this dispenser makes it easier for me to fill my little bubble machine.  Less mess to clean up means more time to play!  Have fun crafting and creating!

Make your own bubble solution