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Most questions about Bubble Thing are answered right on the package (shown at left), and our Amazon store gets mostly 5-star reviews. But some folks still have bubble trouble. Use these 3 tips to try again, please!

THE SOAP--- Use your HOTTEST tap water. Use Joy, Dawn, or Fairy dish soap ONLY. (No other brands work at all.) MEASURE your ingredients: first the hot water, then the dish soap, then Big Bubble Mix. Stir out the clumps, but don't worry the little flecks; they dissolve as you bubble.

THE LOOP--- AVOID TANGLING: Don't stir the fabric loop in the soap. Dip ONLY the loop (as shown in Figure 2), NOT the endcap. The Bubble Thing package (scroll down, please) shows you how to un-tangle.

THE FUN--- Bubble anytime, day or night, all year long, but the biggest bubbles need HIGH HUMIDITY. Google "weather near me" to choose maximum humidity for your biggest bubble days.


1. How easy is the Bubble Thing, really?

Just follow the instructions, and it's so easy, it happens by itself! The above photo shows my 4-year-old daughter with a 20-footer. She’s just holding her loop open and letting the breeze do it. Kids learn the Bubble Thing quickly, and then enjoy teaching each other.

2. Does Bubble Thing really blow the biggest bubbles?

Yes, by far the biggest of any bubble toy. But giant bubble people around the world are now custom-building their own equipment to
bubble much bigger. In 1995, inspired by the Bubble Thing, my friend Alan McKay started expanding his loops to 12 and 16 and even 20-feet tall, supporting them on fishing poles. He blew a tunnel bubble 114-feet long, and spheres about 16-feet in diameter. Now a few other people can bubble at that scale. Such huge bubbles take deep knowledge, physical strength, perfect weather, perfect timing, and great patience. Begin with the Bubble Thing, then start to build your own equipment, and work your way up.

3. Is Bubble Thing good for birthday parties?

Yes, if the party is outdoors, and there's space for the bubbles to fly. It can be very exciting! But be aware that your bubble success will depend on the weather. I recommend that you also prepare a Plan B activity, in case the weather turns out bad for giant bubbles. Test the bubbles first, away from the kids, or they might be disappointed. The same goes for parks, beaches, street fairs, etc.--- When you can't choose your bubble weather, have Plan B.

4. Why are weather conditions important?

The higher the humidity, the more moisture in the air, and the less water will evaporate from the bubbles. They last longer, fly farther. Fog (100% humidity) is ideal. And the cooler the temperature, the less evaporation again. About 40 degrees Fahrenheit is my favorite. And a gentle breeze helps fly the bubbles high. I like 3 miles per hour. Don't miss trying in a cool foggy breeze.

5. How to enjoy watching the giant bubbles fly, when the kids won't stop popping them?

Play the Popping Game (at left). Or have the kids run circles
around the bubbles. Or---this really works!---have them name all the bubbles before starting to pop them. Or blow a small bubble and let the kids chase it away while you blow your big ones. It's all fun!

6. How ecological is the Bubble Thing?

Pretty good. We offset our carbon emissions---and much more--- by donating to plant
trees in India, 216,558 trees so far. At 50 pounds each, those trees remove over 6,500,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually. Our bubble recipes are biodegradable, our HDPE bottles are recyclable, and the Bubble Thing itself is indestructible. Bubble Thing fans have emailed me saying they've been using theirs for 20 years and more.

7. Do you do bubble shows?

Yes! We've done many shows, parties, interviews, photo shoots, TV ads, print ads, even special effects in feature films. Have soap, will travel. Please email your request to

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Kid 20-foot Giant Bubble
The Bubble Thing package includes BIG Bubble Mix to make 2.7 gallons of bubble solution.