The Best Bubble Foam Recipe for Having Fun with Your Kids

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Bubble Foam Recipe

Kids DIY Bubble Bath Foam

Most probably you can find all the ingredients at home right now for a DIY foam bubble recipe. 

Making soap foam is not only for bubble bath time, it’s a great idea for an afternoon fun foam sensory activity. It’s just interesting to play with bubbles. 

Follow the instructions on how to make bubble foam for even foam sensory play.

Bubble Foam Recipe

Materials required for play foam recipe:

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How to make play foam with our bubble foam recipe

How to Make Foam Bubbles at Home

Pour the liquid soap and water into a big bowl (this amount is basically 1 part soap and 2 parts water) and add food coloring (I used liquid food coloring, but gel food coloring is also good).

Begin to whip the liquid soap, water, and food coloring together with a hand mixer (or stand mixer) for about a minute until stiff peaks form. 

Transfer the homemade foam to your tray and let the fun sensory bubble activity begin.

If you don’t want to use a hand/stand mixer for this activity, you can try to whisk it, but it’s not the same, it can’t really form stiff peaks.

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How to make home made foam

Edible Bubble Bath for Babies and Toddlers

Fun bubble foam is a great sensory material for babies and toddlers. While there are many commercial varieties of toddler foams, you may be wondering how you can make kids foams that are safe for your baby to play with.

So how to make your own DIY bubble foam for toddlers and babies? You only have to drain a can of chickpeas and the liquid left behind is the key to the edible play foam. That liquid is called aquafaba.

Just whip the chickpea liquid until it forms stiff peaks – that is your safe baby foam. You can add some food coloring and cream of tartar to hold its shape (it’s optional). This bubble foam recipe is so simple and even edible.

Play Foam Ideas – How to Use the Fluffy Soap Foam

My toddler enjoys this sensory bin idea filled with just foam bubbles. Kids love messy fun activities and of course, bubbles. I love it too because my toddler can work alone during an activity like this. This soap bubble sensory play is a huge hit for us. This is so much fun!

Once your foam bubbles are ready, use them straight away and enjoy at least half an hour of independent kids’ play! Playing this long with dish soap would dry those little hands.

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Rainbow bubble play

Add some accessories for more fun. Grab a few tiny toys from the bath toy bin, or add some pompoms, plastic diamonds, bottle tops, buttons, or other toys into your soap foam.

Let your toddler or big kid get creative and let them decide what to add to the bubbles, they have fun ideas for everything. It’s fun playing with anything in foam bubbles.

Sensory Play Tray – Quick and Easy Setup – Endless Hours of Fun

It’s quick and easy to set up a bubble foam sensory play and you can have so much fun with bubbles without a bathtub.

All you need is a large bin, deep sensory play tray or water table for the soap bubbles. We reviewed some of the best outdoor toys from 1 years old, that you can check out. You can prepare these bubble activities for different holidays just use color foam bubbles for the right occasion and add accessories that represent the actual holiday.

Easter foam bubble ideas

We also made a great bubble foam sensory play for Halloween.

It was a great choice for a pretend game, the girls wore witch costumes and made poison potions.

The poison cards can be downloaded here:

Download Our Flashcards for the Witch’s Brew Halloween Activity
Halloween printable flashcards

Check out this great activity, that our kids have really enjoyed and we can only recommend trying it with your kids too.

You can surely enjoy your cuppa. 🙂

Colored Bubble Bath

Bubbles are not only for toddlers, big kids can enjoy soap foam play during bath time too. We never outgrow bubbles, everybody likes them.

Instead of using Mr Bubbles Foam Soap, just put the budget friendly foam in the bathtub and get ready for fun. You can also put this activity in an inflatable sensory tray.

Painting in the Empty Bathtub

Bubble foam can be used as sensory foam paint in the bathtub. Kids can get messy, but it’s not a problem, because you can nicely wash off the bubble foam after this fun activity since the paint is made with food coloring. 

It was lovely to see our kids playing with bubbles. They really enjoyed this bathtub foam soap activity.

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Rainbow Bubble Bath Painting Activity

The Magic of Bubble Foam: Innovative Twist Brings Art and Motion Together

Aniko took the bubble foam activity to the next level by introducing some exciting new elements. She decided to create a special variation of bubble foam by making it purely white and placing watercolors and paints beside it. The purpose behind this was to allow her kids to paint on the surface of the foam itself.

At first, it took some time for the children to understand the technique. It is important to gently touch the foam’s surface with the paintbrush instead of pushing it inside. Once they got the hang of it, the kids absolutely loved the activity.

Bubble Foam Painting

Now, whenever the weather is pleasant, Aniko’s little artists eagerly gather around the white bubble foam, ready to unleash their creativity. They delicately paint on the foam’s surface, creating vibrant designs and colorful patterns. It’s a sensory and artistic experience that brings out their imaginations in full bloom.

Once they finish their artwork, the children take a moment to enjoy the magical properties of bubble foam. They scoop out a handful and engage in an epic foam fight, laughing and giggling as the bubbles float and pop around them.

It’s incredible to witness how bubble foam can transform from an art activity into a high-energy gross motor game, promoting physical coordination and social interaction among the children.

Bubble Foam Fight

Types of Foam Bubble

White Soap Foam for Sensory Play

Making foam bubbles this way is very easy. The base is made with just two ingredients. Without any added color you will get white soap foamy bubbles. Just mix water and liquid soap.

Tear-free soap is the safest but you can use a toddler bubble bath or toddler body wash, I really don’t recommend dish soap. 

Colored Foam Bubbles (Rainbow Bubble Foam)

You can also create colorful bubbles by using different food coloring (I never use liquid watercolors for colored foam bubbles). To get rainbow bubbles, mix the primary colors with the foam in separate bowls.

Pour the colors next to each other in a large sensory bin, and the rainbow soap foam is ready for sensory play. Have fun mixing it together.  

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Rainbow bubble foam

Kids activities with colored bubbles are not only eye-catching but super fun. Toddlers can also learn color mixing with rainbow sensory foam.

Whipping it Up: Final Thoughts on Bubble Foam Recipe

Bubble activities for kids like this foam fun are very beneficial for little children because they use their senses as they learn and investigate their surroundings.

It’s useful in helping them grow and important for brain development. Bath foam for kids makes nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which means that they can gain the ability to complete more complex learning tasks.

They can actively stimulate 4 senses during these bubble activities for preschool kids: they can smell, see, touch and hear the bubbles.

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Eniko is a mother and wife, ex-teacher, and world traveler. Loves to be creative and admires spending quality time with her family. Enjoys outdoor activities-, and connecting to nature. She loves sharing her enthusiasm and inspiration. For more details check out Messy Learning Kids.

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