Homemade Bubble Gum

Give the unexpected gift of homemade bubble gum with this simple recipe. Then see who blows the biggest bubble.


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup base gum pellets
  • 1 tablespoon powdered flavoring
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • Food coloring


  1. Place the powdered sugar on top of the wax paper, creating a well in the middle. In a microwave-safe container, add the gum pellets, powdered flavoring and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 10 seconds at a time until pellets are melted, stirring in between.
  2. Carefully pour the gum into the well. Stir with a wooden stick, slowly incorporating the powdered sugar. When it’s cool to the touch, add the food coloring of your choice. Knead the gum until it’s no longer sticky, pulling it and folding it over into itself. Roll it out until it’s as thin as stick gum, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces using a pizza cutter. Seal the gum with colorful wax paper for a fun twist.