How to Make Bubble Gum (Video)

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There’s something so wonderful and childlike about the smack-smack-pop of chewing gum and blowing bubbles. If you or your kids are forever blowing bubbles, why not try this surprisingly simple, 7-ingredient “DIY bubble gum” recipe for making gum from scratch?

Bring the flavor of childhood right into your kitchen. What a fun idea for kids’ loot bags, or even Halloween parties. Get creative and use an array of colors, or mold gum pieces into fun shapes. It’s also a great way to satisfy your sugar cravings without ingesting a ton of fat and calories.


– 1/3 Cup gum mix
– 3 Tablespoons of corn syrup
– 1 Teaspoon of glycerol
– Half a teaspoon of citric acid
– 1/2-2 Teaspoons of flavouring
– Food colouring
– 3/4 Cup of powdered sugar


1. Get a microwave-safe bowl and put in the gum mix, corn syrup, glycerol, citric acid, and flavouring.
2. Place it in the microwave for 60 seconds and give it a stir. Microwave it again for another 30 seconds and stir. Repeat the process until it’s all melted.
3. Add Food colouring and stir again.
4. Pour half of the sugar in a flat surface, make a well in the middle, and pour in the gum mixture in the middle. Leave it for 5 minutes to cool.
5. Slowly knead it together and put sugar if it starts to become sticky.
6. Once done, flatten it down with a rolling pin or with your hands then cut them however you want.