This was an idea I recently shared on the Creativity for Kids Blog. I encourage you to stop in over there for an abundance of inspiration from some terrific bloggers!
My kiddos all love to blow bubbles, and it is a go-to activity for those afternoons when they are clamoring for something fun to do. Did you know you can easily make your own bubble solution and wands with items you are very likely to have on hand?
For the bubble wands, you will need…
Shape your pipe cleaners into any shapes you desire: circles, triangles, hearts, and the like. This is a terrific activity for little hands! Once you have formed your shapes, twist on an additional pipe cleaner to serve as your handle. Your wands are ready to go! The fuzziness of the pipe cleaners will help these make outstanding bubbles, since they will soak up so much of the solution.
For the bubble solution, you will need…
1/4 cup liquid dish soap
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon liquid glycerin (if you can’t find glycerin – found in many drugstores – Karo syrup will work)
Combine all ingredients and mix carefully. That’s it!
Now head out to soak up some rays and blow lots and lots of bubbles! Conduct a little science experiment: Will the differently shaped wands yield different shapes of bubbles?
Hint: No matter the shape of the wand, your bubbles will always be round!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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