Photo of liquid soap foam and bubbles

Fun with Foam

Presented by: Boy Scouts of America Pathway to Adventure Council


We are going to ​test out the different soaps and chemicals to see what kind of foam they make! Learn about how ​foam is made through physics, and test it out using materials right in your own home!

This activity will premiere on Friday, April 23 at 9 a.m.

Materials List

These are the materials you will need to follow along with this activity.

  • Glycerin
  • Hand soap
  • Dish soap
  • Bar soap
  • Shaving cream
  • Water
  • Multiple cups (one for each mixture)
  • A tray or cooking sheet to conduct experiment
  • Measuring spoons (if needed)
  • Plastic gloves (if needed)

Safety Considerations

Make sure you do this area with an adult that's okay with getting wet (i.e. kitchen or bathtub).

About Boy Scouts of America Pathway to Adventure Council

Boy Scouts of America - Pathway to Adventure Council

PTAC - Pathway toAdventure Council - STEM

This innovative Council spans two states, serves more than 21,000 youth members, and includes nearly 8,000 adult volunteers and four service centers. We will supply unit leaders with the knowledge and tools they need to deliver the best possible Scouting program to youth and young adults in our community to prepare them for life. By building strong units, we will create strong districts, a strong council, and a bright future.