No-Spill Bubble Hack for Parents + Kids

A simple, cheap, and incredibly easy spill-proof backyard bubble hack that is a sanity saver for parents, and a tear stopper for kids!

Bubbles are the best, but often this joy can be short lived. We buy those great big bubble wands for the kids, and pat ourselves on the back as we watch them dance beneath the bubbles we blow for them. Until that is, they want to give it a go themselves.

Avoid the frustration and trauma of spilled bubbles with this clever, quick, and inexpensive DIY home hack that will not only prevent spilled bubbles and tears, but will also keep the kids entertained by themselves for hours on end!

No spill bubble hack for parents that is simple cheap and easy

Fostering independence in your children is all about letting them do things for themselves – and creating those magical floating spheres of wonder that we call bubbles seems to be high on their list of wants. As parents though, we know all too well how this scene plays outs. We buy the bubbles, we blow a few, the kids want a turn, the bubbles get spilt.

No-Spill Bubble Hack for Parents + Kids

Now you can make your bubbles last longer, by creating a backyard bubble station with this easy no-spill bubble hack that is an absolute game-changer… and a sanity saver too!

No spill bubble hack for the backyard

Step 1. Get yourself some bubbles! Bubble wands are available from Woolworths, Kmart and Big W, and rarely cost more than one dollar per wand.

Step 2. Find a suitable post. I recommend attaching your bubbles to a post outdoors, so that you minimise the amount of bubble residue that needs cleaning from your floors.

Outdoor bubble wand idea for no spills or tears

Step 3. Attach the bubble wand. Bubble wands can be attached to the post wth tape, although I prefer to use a stretchy fabric like the jersey knit fabric pictured below. This fabric is readily available from Spotlight in lots of different colours, and using it prevents damage to my paintwork whilst also allowing me to easily change the height or move between posts.

Attach bubble wand to post outdoors for no spills

Make sure the bubble wand is attached low for small children, and help get them started by showing them how it’s done.

Help your kid blow bubbles with no spills - easy parent hack

Step 4. Let the fun begin! Make sure the lid is loosened for younger children to easily use, and then let them take the reins and make their own bubble magic (perhaps they could even blow the bubbles for you to catch!).

Bubble blowing fun for kids with no spills

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5 comments

Emily September 1, 2019 - 2:33 PM

This is by far one of the best hacks I have ever read!!! I am absolutely doing this next time we do bubbles… definitely a sanity saver! Thanks for sharing. Xx

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 3, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Hehe, it’s the best! Hope you and the kids enjoy this hack Emily 🙂 Kat x

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Tracey Cheung January 23, 2020 - 6:17 AM

Do you have a good bubble recipe ?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 23, 2020 - 9:32 AM

Hi Tracey, I normally get the bubbles from the $2 shop, but you can replace the bubbles by simply adding water with dishwashing liquid 🙂

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Tasneem Yousuf Kerai July 12, 2021 - 12:15 PM

Hi Katrina,
This is amazingly inexpensive idea for a long time bubble play. Can I share this link on my blog post?
Thank you!

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