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bubblesString and straw bubble wand
Bubbles are fun for kids of all ages and there are so many things you can do with simple bubble solution and items from around your home.
Homemade bubble solution:
- 1/4 cup liquid dishwashing detergent (Dawn and Joy are most often recommended)
- 3/4 cup cold water
- 5 drops of glycerin (available in pharmacies or chemical supply houses)
Make a tiny bubble blower.
- Get 6-8 drinking straws.
- Tape the straws together in a bundle.
- Dip one end of the straws into bubble solution and blow for many tiny bubbles. Make sure children do not suck the bubble solution into their mouth through the straws.
Make designer bubble wands.
Bubble wands can be crafted out of pipe cleaners, wire hangers (with the help of an adult with pliers) and string and straws. Two straws and a long piece of string (at least 4 times the length of one straw) can be used to make a giant bubble blower. Simply thread the string through the two straw and tie the two ends of the string together. Now, using the strings as handles on either side of the blower, dip into bubble solution and slowly pull up to make large bubbles!
Play bubble games.
- Pop the bubbles can be played with one or more child. The adult blows as many bubbles as possible and children pop as many bubbles as they can (counting them as they go).
- Bubble Contests are fun. See who can blow the biggest bubble, the longest lasting bubble or the highest flying bubble.
- Bubble Hoop requires a lot of bubble solution but is really fun especially for a party game. Fill a small baby pool full of bubble solution. Place a small stool in the middle of the pool and then place a hula hoop around it. Have a child stand on the stool in the middle of the pool and pull the hula hoop up around them creating a giant bubble.