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DIY Scented Rainbow Bubbles

Young boy playing with scented rainbow bubbles

How to Make DIY Scented Rainbow Bubbles


  • Clear Egg Cartons
  • Unscented Dish Soap
  • Essential Oils
  • Food Coloring
  • Bottles or Jars with Lids
  • Scissors
  • Wire or Pipe Cleaners
  • Wire Cutters
  • Water


  1. Open up the empty egg carton, and cut along each hinge to create two pieces. The two egg-compartment pieces will be used for holding bubbles.
  2. Mix 6 cups of water, 1 cup of unscented dish soap, and 1 Tbsp of glycerin. Stir the solution to combine.
  3. Pour the bubble solution into eight jars or bottles, one for each color of the rainbow.
  4. Add a drop of food coloring into each jar to have red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple colors. Add a drop or two of essential oil to each color and stir.
  5. Make the fun-shaped bubble wands, making sure that they fit into the jar openings and are the size of one egg compartment. Use tape to secure the handles or twist the wire together.
  6. Pour the colored bubbles into the egg compartments, encourage the child to smell each solution, and ask which scent and color combinations they like best. Then, start making bubbles!

Rainbow Bubbles – Video Tutorial

Questions to Ask Your Child After the Experiment:

  1. What do all the colors smell like?
  2. What is your favorite scent?
  3. Did your bubble wands create bubbles?
  4. Did the colors mix and change?

For more bubble fun, check out some of our other favorite summer activities for kids!

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