Fun Bubble Projects
It's fun to play with bubbles! You can do much more with bubbles than simply blow a few here and there. Here's a list of fun science projects and experiments involving bubbles.
Learn about the science behind bubbles. Find out what bubbles are and how they behave.
Bubble Solution Recipe
Save some pennies and make this bubble mix yourself! Most drugstores and pharmacies carry glycerine.
Bubbles That Don't Pop
If you're tired of bubbles that pop as soon as you blow them, try this recipe for unbreakable bubbles!
Baking Soda & Vinegar Volcano
Okay, it's the kitchen equivalent of a volcano, not a real one. The 'eruption' is cool all the same! It's also more or less non-toxic, which adds to its appeal.
Use household materials to make a bubble rainbow! This is a safe, easy and fun project that explores how bubbles and color work.
Baking Soda & Vinegar Foam Fight
This is a twist on the classic baking soda volcano, where you use the ingredients to make squirt-able fountains of foam.
Bubble Life & Temperature
This science fair project examines whether bubbles last the same length of time in hot temperatures as they do in cool temperatures.
Colored Soap Bubbles
Make brightly colored pink and blue soap bubbles that won't stain clothing or surfaces.
Glow in the Dark Mentos & Tonic Water Fountain
It's easy to make a mentos and soda eruption glow. All you need to do is use tonic water or diet tonic water instead of the usual diet soda and shine a black light on the fountain.
Dry Ice Crystal Ball
The giant bubble you can make using dry ice and bubble solution sort of resembles a crystal ball. This is an easy and spectacular science project.
Fizzy Bath Bomb
Use your chemistry to make a fizzy, scented bath bomb. Make them for yourself or give them as gifts!
This is a collection of pictures of bubbles, including soap bubbles, dry ice bubbles, and bubble prints.
Use dry ice to freeze bubbles solid so that you can pick them up and examine them closely. You can use this project to demonstrate several scientific principles, such as density, interference, semipermeability, and diffusion.
Ivory Soap Microwave Trick
Microwave a bar of Ivory soap and watch it expand to over six times its original size. The foam trick is good clean fun, plus it can be used to demonstrate Charles' Law, physical change, and foam formation.
Kid-Friendly Elephant Toothpaste Demo
The elephant toothpaste demo produces a growing column of foam that looks like what you would get if an elephant squashed a giant tube of toothpaste. Here's a kid-friendly version of this classic chemistry demonstration.
Bubbles are already awesome, but glowing bubbles are even better. It is easy and safe to make bubbles glow, plus it doesn't require any hard-to-find materials. Here is what you do.
Mentos & Diet Soda Chemical Volcano
Candies and diet soda together can make a chemical 'volcano' with an eruption several feet high. If the normal baking soda volcano is too tame for you, give this project a try.
How to Foam at the Mouth
Do you want to foam at the mouth, without having rabies or being poisoned? You can perform a safe chemical reaction that makes you foam at the mouth.
Learn what antibubbles are and how to observe antibubbles and make them yourself.