The love we have for Christmas bubble foam has no limits. Christmas bubble foam uses ingredients you likely already have on hand, comes together quickly, and your kids will think it’s incredible.
Christmas bubble foam is festive sensory fun
We first learned about bubble foam years ago from Busy Toddler and it’s been one of the best sensory materials we have ever made.
It looks like fluffy clouds and it comes together with just soap and water (isn’t that amazing?).
Christmas bubble foam
- 🎄 Is easy to make
- 🎄 Smells incredible
- 🎄 Cleans up easily
- 🎄 Lasts for hours
You. Will. Love. This.
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- Soap – here, we used dish soap because it’s what we had on hand, but we use tearless baby shampoo when making this with young kids
- Coloring – ex: liquid watercolors or food coloring
- Blender or hand mixer
- Shallow container
- Toys and tools – ex: pom poms, cups, bowls, scoops, Christmas toys
How to make Christmas bubble foam
Step 1: In a blender, add two parts water to one part soap (ex: 1 cup water + ½ cup soap).
Step 2: Add a few drops of food coloring or teaspoons of liquid watercolors.
I never measure precisely. I always eyeball it. You’re perfect as long as you have about a 2:1 ratio of water to soap.
Step 3: Blend until it becomes thick and foamy. The longer you blend, the thicker it will get. We usually blend for 20ish seconds.
We have always mixed ours up in a blender, but Susie uses a hand mixer (a fantastic idea, too!)
Step 4: Pour your colorful Christmas bubble foam into a shallow container, add your toys and tools, and play.
Related: Christmas moon sand is another activity perfect during the holidays.
A note about what soap to use
Here, we used dish soap because (1) it’s what I had on hand, and (2) I knew the beautiful angel I was making this with wouldn’t put her hands on her face.
Tearless baby shampoo is your best bet if you do this with kids who might even touch their faces.
Tip: We stock up on tearless baby shampoo from the Dollar Tree and it is perfect for this recipe.
What do you do with Christmas bubble foam?
Christmas bubble foam makes for delightful, engaging sensory play.
- Kids can scoop and pour with materials like cups, bowls, and spoons for meaningful fine motor play and exploration.
- If you whip up two or more batches of bubble foam in different colors, kids can observe color mixing (hello, Science!).
- Adding small Christmas toys can encourage imaginative play, using new vocabulary, and sharing of materials.
Sensory play is so important to us because it’s a dynamic way for kids to practice sensory, fine motor, math, literacy, social, and Science skills in one.
How does clean-up work?
Because it’s just soap, it’s easy to rinse down the drain when done.
Kids’ hands will rinse off with just water when the fun is done, too.
Christmas bubble foam is the perfect mix of messy and clean play.
Ready to try your own Christmas bubble foam?
This is such a blast and I genuinely am so excited for you to try this, too.
Have fun playing, creating, and exploring!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Any that can safely enjoy the materials.
You use so little color to a large amount of soap and water that we have never had it stain.
It lasts for a few hours! Once it starts to lose its stiffness, you can run it through the blender again and it will perk back up.