Introduction: How to Make Giant Bubbles W/Guar Gum

About: I like turning boring things into awesome things! Usually on video.

I decided for this video I would experiment with a Guar Gum based Giant Bubble recipe after many requests over the last year. It seems to work very well! On par at least with the J-Lube based recipe that I used in this earlier instructable:

Here are the ingredients for this mixture:

  • 1 Tbps Guar Gum Powder
  • 24oz Dish Soap
  • 3 Gallons of Distilled Water
  • 3 Tbps Baking Powder

The best dish soap for bubbles is up for debate, but generally Dawn Platinum Power Clean is seen as one of the best. I also like Dawn's hypoalergenic dish soap which seems to work nearly as well and can be easier to find in stores. Anything labeled as a concentrate of '2x' is typically not very good.

Giant bubbles will work best in high humidity and cool air, so mornings and late afternoons will give the best results. The middle of the night can also give great results, and the colors created in the bubbles by artificial lights are quite nice.