Friday, May 24, 2013

Homemade Bubbles and Pipe Cleaner Wands

My 4 year old and I created a Summer Bucket List of 50 things we would like to accomplish this summer. Today, we checked another thing off the list.

Today's activity: Homemade Bubble Solution and Pipe Cleaner Wands

This activity can be done inexpensively with items that you already have in your home. I didn't have any glycerin in the house, so I was a little nervous about making bubbles that would work, but this recipe worked well and was very easy for the girls to make.

Homemade Bubble Solution Recipe
*I found this recipe on Apartment Therapy's website
  • 1/2 Cup Liquid Dish soap (Joy or Dawn work best, we used Dawn)
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 tsp Sugar

 Measuring the soap
Adding the water
Adding the sugar (my 4 year old dressed herself today...a very interesting outfit!)

We took the solution outside and made our pipe cleaner wands. The wands were easy to make, you just form them into whatever shape you would like and twist to secure to the "handle". Then it was time to blow bubbles!

We discussed how even though the wands were different shapes, that the bubbles all came out in spheres. We also observed that the larger wands made bigger bubbles. The girls had a great time and we went through the entire thing of bubbles!

What fun activities are you doing with your kids this summer? Please share in the comments!

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