Get ready for an epic combination: Halloween Bubble Foam. Let’s combine the joys of bubble foam with the spooky magic of Halloween into one unforgettable activity. As a bonus: you have all the supplies needed to make bubble foam right now.
Introducing Halloween bubble foam
Welcome to one of the best activity ideas for Halloween: Halloween bubble foam is the stuff kid October dreams are made of.
It’s fluffy, it’s foamy, and it’s just soap and water.
But when you mix it into bubble foam, you get a sensory play experience that is one of a kind, and something your kids will ask for over and over again.
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The Supply List
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- Bubble bath/body wash/head to toe wash (tear free): Any soap works in bubble foam but when working with little kids, always use tear free
- Food coloring: I used black and orange for my Halloween theme
- Random Halloween supplies: eye balls, mini pumpkin containers, spiders, and skeleton hands (these were from the Dollar store)
REMEMBER: You do not need to have every single supply that I do. Use whatever extra Halloween trinkets you have around the house (or none at all).
How to make Halloween bubble foam
Here’s the recipe I used for each bubble foam color:
- ½ cup bubble bath / body wash / tear free soap
- 1 cup water
- 3-4 drops of food coloring (I did orange and black, you can do what’s right for you or leave it plain white… like a ghost)
Put all the ingredients in a bowl. With a hand mixer, blender, or stand mixer, mix the ingredients until “stiff peaks” form – like soapy meringue. Pour the bubble foam into the sensory bin, add in some Halloween supplies, and let the kids go to town.
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What do kids do with bubble foam?
This bubble foam is an unbelievable sensory experience for kids to have. When kids are playing with bubble foam, they’re deeply immersed in a tactile learning moment. This is the hands-on play and learning that kids need in childhood.
Here’s a non-exhaustive list of everything children are learning/doing when they play with Halloween bubble foam:
- Imaginative/dramatic play
- Science exploration
- Fine motor skills
- Life skills (scooping, pouring, transferring)
While it may look like just a fun Halloween activity, this bubble foam set up is much more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Food coloring is water soluble – and heavily diluted in this activity when the 3-4 drops mix with water. Food coloring will rinse of little hands (if any gets on) and come out of clothing easily (just set the clothing is cold water for a few hours). Black was a new food coloring color for us and it sure looked scary, but it came right off.
Absolutely (in fact, that’s the first recipe I ever tried from Fun at Home with Kids), but it’s risky with little kids. After my then-22 month old got dish soap bubble foam in his eyes, I switched to tear-free only.
Although you can’t store it for tomorrow, you can whip it back into its stiff peak magic. Bubble foam lasts about 45 minutes.
Halloween bubble foam is amazing…
It’s one of those especially fun activities that’s even better with a holiday twist.
Might have to try this one at Christmas too…
Susie Allison, M. Ed
Susie Allison is the creator of Busy Toddler and has more than 2 million followers on Instagram. A former teacher and early childhood education advocate, Susie’s parenting book “Busy Toddler’s Guide to Actual Parenting” is available on Amazon.
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