The weather here in Utah has been pretty crazy lately. It will be sunny and 80 degrees one day and the next will be rainy and 60 degrees. My poor kids ask me every morning if it’s going to be a warm day outside so they can play in the yard. Thankfully, today the answer was yes and they were outside as much as they could be playing on the swing set, jumping on the trampoline or splashing in the water.
One of their favorite things to do outside is blow bubbles. We go through more bubbles than almost anything else they play with. (This could also be due to the fact that they tend to spill the bubbles…) While my son was napping, my daughter and I made a little contraption that when you blow into it, a stream of bubbles comes out the other end. We call it a ‘bubble snake’. It’s really simple and costs practically nothing to make.
What you’ll need:
- empty waterbottle
- duct tape
First, cut of the bottom inch of the water bottle.
Then cut the sock below the heel. You may need to cut a little more off depending on the size of the sock and the size of your waterbottle. Just keep trimming until it’s about an inch or so below where the bottle starts to taper towards the top.
Use some duct tape to secure it to the bottle. Make sure you pull the sock tight so that it’s not baggy at the bottom. This will create a better bubble snake.
Mix up some ‘bubble juice’, as my kids like to call it, by putting some water and liquid dish soap in a shallow bowl or container. You can also use the pre-made stuff from the store, but I think the homemade kind works better for this activity.
Put the bottom of the sock in the soapy water and then blow through the top. Don’t suck back in otherwise you’ll get a mouthful of bubbles (not that I know this from experience or anything…).
My kids love this activity. They will take turns making bubble snakes while the other one will try to pop them. Super fun. Super cheap. Super easy. Definitely my kind of kids activity.
I hope you have fun!