If your kids are anything like mine, they love to play with bubbles! Many afternoons are spent at our house on the back deck, or in the backyard with a bunch of bubbles flying about! This summer, I am not going to buy any bubble mixture or toys. Instead, I am going to challenge my family to create the tools they need for fun! These ideas are great for economical fun while encouraging your children to think, create and explore their way to a fun filled day!
Mixing homemade bubble solution can be as simple or elaborate as you might like! With common kitchen staples like water, dish washing liquid and corn syrup, you can mix up bubbles all summer long. If you are looking for a better bubble experience, you might like this idea for sugar bubbles
. If you are looking for bubbles with a little more bounce, you will love these stretchy gak bubbles
Slithering Bubbly Snakes
Sometimes, to liven things up with bubbly fun, you need to change methods of bubble blowing! Snake bubbles are always a hit with the kids! All you need to make bubbly snakes is an empty water bottle, an old mismatched sock, a pair of scissors, dish soap and water! Simply cut the bottom of the bottle off and slip on the sock. Mix 2 parts of water to 1 part dish soap in a small bowl, dip the sock covered end of the bottle in the bubble solution and start blowing long trails of bubbles!
Mix Up Some Fun
are a great way to engage the kids with a hands-on project
! They can help mix these foaming bubbles of fun up, then get their hands in the results for a great time, engaging the senses! You can also make some awesome bubble art with a few straws and a stack of paper!
Create Bubble Wands
A peek into the kitchen junk drawer can yeild awesome results for bubble wands! An egg dipper leftover from Easter, a slotted spoon, or pasta measuring spoon can make fantastic bubbles! Bending and shaping pipe cleaners or thin metal wire can create one of a kind bubble wands that the kids will love making and playing with. A Hula Hoop will even work for a giant bubble blowing experience! There is no limit to what you can use for a bubble wand!
I hope these ideas help your family to enjoy a day of backyard bubble play this summer! If you have a great idea to share, please leave a comment to inspire us!