I used Dawn (blue) dish soap. Recipe is cloudy but clears after a day or so. Stir to help dissolve the cornstarch. If you want bubbles to have more staying power, the secret ingredient mix a tube (3 oz.) of personal lubricant (yes, that is correct) with 1 c very warm water - mix well. Cool & add water/lubricant to above recipe. The lubricant was purchased at the dollar store. This recipe is the exact solution we used to make the giant bubbles including the addition of personal lubricant.
You and your child can send clouds of tiny bubbles skyward with this quick trick. Materials Drinking straws Tape Dishwashing liquid Light corn syrup (or glycerin) Instructions Instead of a traditional bubble wand, use a number of drinking straws bound together with a few pieces of tape. Dip one end of the bundle into a shallow dish of bubble solution, then blow through the straws gently.