Learn how to make bubble foam, and why it’s such a hit with parents and toddlers alike! It’s easy to make and easy to clean up and provides a rich sensory experience that your toddler will love.
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If you’ve never heard of bubble foam before, get ready to have your life changed.
It’s not only super easy to make but super easy to clean since it’s made out of soap and water.
My kids are always asking to have a bubble foam party, and the activity ideas are endless.
It’s pretty much the ultimate sensory bin medium.
There are apparently bubble foam machines, should you need one for a kids event or something, but generally I find that price tag to be a bit outrageous. Making it yourself with a hand mixer takes no more than 10 minutes from start to finish.
You can make bubble foam with dish soap or tear-free baby wash. I’ve done both and the result is the same.
We’ve done all kinds of bubble foam activities over the years. The picture above is of my middle baby, Maddie Jo hunting for letters in a bin of foam.
Bubble foam ideas
- Wash the dinosaurs – add dino figurines to the bin
- Baking with bubble foam – add muffin pans, mixing bowls, spoons, etc.
- Car wash – add hot wheels and a sponge
- Bubble foam bath sensory play
- Alphabet search – add magnetic letters or foam letters
I’ve even made a Valentine’s day themed bubble foam bin for my oldest, Marshall one year. He loved it!
Bubble Foam Ratio
Use 2 parts water to 1 part soap
How to Make Bubble Foam
- In a bin, mix 1 part soap to 2 parts water, and add food coloring of your choice.
- Using a hand mixer, beat the soap and water until it forms stiff peaks
That’s it! You’re done! From here you can add any glitter, scoops, or toys to complete the bin.
In a recent weekly lesson plan of mine, we played with bubble foam in the bathtub. Here’s a quick Instagram video of how it went:
One of my favorite things about bubble foam is that it can be enjoyed by all of my kids, no matter what stage they’re in. We’ve been making it for years now, and it never fails to intrigue all 3.
Have you made bubble foam before? Share your fun variations and ideas in the comments below!
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