As the weather turns nicer, I think I am with every other parent in saying… “Kids! Go outside!” That, of course, is followed by the inevitable… “But we have nothing to do!” My solution… big bubble fun!
This project was originally found on Pinterest or Facebook, the better part of a year ago. Since then, we have done many different renditions of this outdoor fun… so if you supplied it originally… Thanks!!!
Waterbottle (recyclable plastic variety) with end removed
Fuzzy sock (think hospital, big loop inside sort of fuzzy. You must have one unmatched one around 🙂 )
Dish soap mixed with a bit of water in a bowl or saucer
Using a pair of scissors or an exacto knife, carefully cut off the bottom 1/2 to 1/3 of the bottle. Recycle that :). Next, take the fuzzy sock and place it inside out over the end of the bottle (basically replacing what you just cut off with the sock.) Using the duct tape, carefully wrap the tape around the sock, securing it tightly to the plastic bottle. Be sure that the seal is tight! Now your bubble blower is ready to go!!
Head outside with some slightly diluted dish soap in a bowl or saucer big enough to accommodate the size of your water bottle sock end. We have found that the concentrated soap works really well! Dip the sock end into the soap and blow into the opening on the water bottle. Voila! Seriously bubbly fun!
This project is so fun to do in bathing suits with the sprinkler. We have tried to lay out our bubble “lines” to measure them. We see how long we can blow into the bottle and how long we can make the bubbles. Lots of different fun things to do! (Its also great for oral motor skills- blowing instead of sucking… which can be tricky but the length of the bottle gives a bit of barrier to eating the soap if you suck in instead!) Dipping and holding the big bottle is a lot easier for little or weaker hands too!
Set up obviously requires adult assistance/supervision for littler kiddos but once these are made… fun is quick and easily set up!
If you give this project a try, let us know! We would love to hear how it worked for you!
Thanks for reading!