Experiment: How to make homemade soap bubbles that last longer

Here follow my instructions for the homemade magic unbreakable soap bubble experiment. I think this is something kids will love to try out. For how long will you be able to keep the bubble from bursting? Is there a difference if you touch the bubble with your bare hand or if you have a glove?

Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will happen?

Instructions for parents: Read this first.

Material included:

  • Liquid soap
  • Water
  • Glycerin
  • Pipe cleaner (or pipette)
  • Magical glove

Additional things you will need:

  • Spoon
  • Bowl


  1. Pour the water into the bowl
  2. Pour the liquid soap into the bowl
  3. Add the glycerin
  4. Take the pipe cleaner and create a loop in one end
  5. Dip the loop in the bowl and blow a soap bubble
  6. Take the soap bubble with your hand – what happens?
  7. Put the magic glove on
  8. Blow another soap bubble – what happens now?


Soap bubbles consist of a thin layer of water with detergent on both sides. When the bubble comes into contact with the fat and dirty skin, the fine layer is destroyed. Having a glove will keep the bubble longer. In the end, however, the bubble will burst when the water evaporates.


Harmless, but do not drink the liquid soap.


To see others do the experiment look at this video:

Do you have any questions or comments about the experiment? Just leave a comment below!

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