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Better Bubbles

Take your bubble game to the next level. Design and build the ultimate bubble wand.

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  • What do you know about making bubbles?
  • What can you use to make bubbles?
  • What materials will you use to build your bubble wands?
  • How could you make bubbles of different shapes and sizes?
  • What challenges will you attempt? The biggest bubble? Strongest bubble? Longest-lasting bubble?


  • Collect all your ingredients to make better bubbles.
  • Do you want to make stronger bubbles that last longer and float farther?
  • Or do you want to create many teeny tiny bubbles?
  • How can you make a giant bubble?
  • The right bubble liquid and bubble wand can make all the difference when blowing bubbles.
  • Try out different combinations of soap, water and other ingredients to make the best bubble liquid.


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • What materials worked well for your bubble wand?
  • What ingredients worked best for your bubbles?
  • What made some bubble wands work better than others?
  • How did you work together to design different bubble wands?
  • What shapes were your bubbles?
  • How could you make bubbles of different shapes?
  • How were the various bubble wands different?
  • What about the bubbles they created?
  • What elements of STEM were in this adventure? Science? Technology? Engineering? Mathematics?
  • What did you like about this adventure?
  • What did you not like? How would you do this adventure differently?
  • Remember to submit your activities on our Scouts for Sustainability Take Action Map


  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Glycerin
  • Tray for bubble liquid
  • Bubble wands
  • Scissors
  • Materials for your bubble wands, such as straws, plastic cups, plastic bottles, pipe cleaners, string etc.

Keep it Simple

  • Start by using store-bought bubble mix, but make your own bubble wand. Who can make the biggest bubble?

Take it Further

  • Experiment with different types of bubble mix – how can you make bubbles that last longer?