Bubble Blowers – Making Bubbles

posted on March 23, 2010 by  |  posted under Family Time, Fun With Kids  |  39 Comments

Bubble Blowers  Making the best Bubbles

Making Bubbles

*First things first, this fun activity is not for small children. Please supervise your little ones and make sure they are blowing OUT, not sucking in.*

Here’s an idea that will keep kids busy!!!!   I thought with the warm temperature coming and kids out of school, now would be the time to bust out this idea!  Making some Bubbles

To start out you need a water bottle…empty.

I gave my kids a water bottle and they drank it fast.  Okay they didn’t…I caught them pouring it on the plants, but it was a good thought!  Is it just my kids who would rather have their teeth pulled than drink a glass of water!?!bubble-6

Back to making snake bubbles…Cut off the bottom of the water bottle.bubble-5

Use a piece of fabric and put an elastic around it to hold it on.  An old rag or an old sock does the trick.  Hey, we are recycling 2 things, water bottles and socks.  Here’s to a green tutorial!bubble-4

Put some dish soap in a shallow bowl.  I added a little water to make it go further.bubble-2

Dip it in.bubble-1

Start making bubbles by blowing.bubble-3

Tip: Don’t let them blow too hard or the rag will pop off.  A light steady gust of air will produce bubbles to make your little ones squeal.  I think I heard my husband squeal too, but he’d never admit that:)

Have a contest for the longest snake, make a hat with the trail of bubbles, or try to pop them as they float away.

Making bubbles with kids is super fun and thrifty!

Bubble Blowers  Making the best Bubbles

Idea adapted from: Family Fun
    1. March 23rd, 2010 at 2:17 pm
      Shelley says:
      How fun! I'm pretty sure my husband I need to have a bubble blowing contest date night. I'd so win! ;) {Honey,...you out there?...BRING IT!}
    2. March 23rd, 2010 at 2:46 pm
      Casey says:
      Love this idea. Can't wait to try it this afternoon!
    3. March 23rd, 2010 at 2:55 pm
      Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says:
      oh how fun! I need to do this with my monkey, he would so love those snake bubbles!
    4. March 23rd, 2010 at 2:59 pm
      Marianne says:
      Great idea! Although, I've learned not to use dish soap for bubbles because it always ends up in a little one's eyes and that ends the fun. I've started using bubble bath and watering it down some. I like the Mr Bubbles since its cheap and tear free. =)
    5. March 23rd, 2010 at 3:53 pm
      Mandy Burkett says:
      That looks like so much fun!!! Mallory will LOVE this!!!! Thanks so much for sharing such a clever idea!!
    6. March 23rd, 2010 at 4:10 pm
      Carol says:
      This is awesome! I'm going to try it with my little granddaughters for sure. I'm wondering how crazy I would be to try it with my 25 second graders...
    7. March 23rd, 2010 at 4:35 pm
      Wendy Cooper says:
      I love this!! We will do it on the next nice day we have!
    8. March 23rd, 2010 at 5:43 pm
      kelley clayton says:
      I am so going to try this!
    9. March 23rd, 2010 at 7:34 pm
      joanne says:
      thats so awesome! adding a little drop of glycerin helps keep the bubble together.
    10. March 23rd, 2010 at 10:01 pm
      Cherie Nelson says:
      I can't WAIT to try this with my kids!
    11. March 23rd, 2010 at 10:01 pm
      Sarah says:
      Oh this looks so fun!!
    12. March 23rd, 2010 at 10:43 pm
      Sealbeachmama says:
      That looks like a blast! My kids (and their friends) are going to LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!!!
    13. March 24th, 2010 at 2:05 am
      Hinke says:
      Ooo this is soooo cool.
      My two boys would love this !!!!!!

      Thanks for the idea.

    14. March 24th, 2010 at 10:33 pm
      Natalie Kay says:
      My boys are addicted to bubbles... This would be easy enough for my two year old who can't quite get the hang of using a bubble wand. THank you for all of these ideas! You guys are taking all the guess work out of our family night activities.
    15. March 26th, 2010 at 6:11 am
      TidyMom says:
      How fun!!! Even my 13yo would love this!!

      Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a Fantastic Weekend!
    16. March 26th, 2010 at 6:57 pm
      Lori says:
      How very fun!
    17. March 28th, 2010 at 7:09 pm
      Stephanie says:
      LOVE THIS! As soon as I finished reading this, I went and made 3 for my kids and they played with them forever outside! So easy and fun! I am going to feature this on my blog and link back to you! Thanks for linking up such an awesome idea!!!
    18. March 28th, 2010 at 10:59 pm
      SteviKay White says:
      This is a really cute idea.. Have to give it a try thanks for the idea..
    19. March 30th, 2010 at 8:26 am
      Linze says:
      I JUST did this with the kids I nanny and they went crazy for it - They thought it was the coolest thing! Great idea - a way to make a fun toy AND recycle!

    20. April 6th, 2010 at 12:00 pm
      Anna says:
      I tried this last week with my (almost) 3 yr old. She loved it! Although I do have to note the importance of teaching the child NOT to DEEPLY inhale through her mouth, while her mouth is still covering the opening! LOL. LOTS of hacking, gagging and spitting will be evident from said action :X
    21. May 29th, 2010 at 11:27 pm
      kimbowest says:
      featured this on my blog today! so great! love it! kimboscrafts.blogspot.com
      .-= kimbowest´s last blog ..summer to-do list craft version Part 1 =-.
    22. June 16th, 2010 at 7:57 am
      Lacie E says:
      I posted this on my blog today, my son loved it!!
      .-= Lacie E´s last blog ..Summer Bubbles =-.
    23. June 21st, 2010 at 11:00 am
      Tricia H says:
      Super fun!! I'm going to do this with my kiddos tonight.
      .-= Tricia H´s last blog ..The Angry Toddler =-.
    24. June 29th, 2010 at 5:50 am
      Tifani says:
      We just tried this idea yesterday and love, love, loved it!! Thanks so much for the idea. Here are our pictures: msmathmom.blogspot.com/2010/06/bubble-snakes-cheap-summer-fun.html
    25. July 8th, 2010 at 8:29 am
      maria says:
      Hello, I tried this experience with some paper "kitchen roll" but that did not walk(work). Then I made a hole in the soppalin and the that made me big bubbles, some some selement. I have re dipped and that redid me the same effait
      • May 21st, 2014 at 2:52 pm
        KK says:
        Do you know, can you do this with one of those little kiddy sized water bottles? I don't often use plastic water bottles at my house, because we all have our own. The little kiddy water bottle is the only one I have, and I really want to do this with my family.
    26. July 20th, 2010 at 9:40 pm
      Pam Holland says:
      Just the things I'm needing for 2 boys to keep them busy!!!!!
    27. June 2nd, 2014 at 1:25 pm
      Tessa says:
      I am studying to be a teacher in Holland , and I will use this funny activity to teach them about bubbles ! love it
    28. May 9th, 2015 at 4:05 am
      Alexandra says:
      Ive just done this with my girls, and they love it!!!! Thanks so much for this idea :) My youngest is only 17 months so she couldnt do the blowing, but she loved trying to catch them after my 5 year old blew them out :) Xxxx
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