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Have a Bubble Blast

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Activities, Crafts | 0 comments

clock-icon 15-20 minutes

 

Did you know you and your friend can blow bubbles with a simple water bottle? Many kids have a hard time blowing bubbles with traditional bubble wands because the wands can get slippery and be difficult to hold. Using a water bottle to make bubbles is a great alternative and you can explore all kinds of bubble sizes. Here are three great bubble variations!

 

Supplies you will need:

  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Small plastic bowl (wider than a water bottle)
  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Plastic water bottle
  • Scissors

 

Instructions:

  1. First, make a bubble solution by adding 2 Tablespoons of dish soap to about ½ cup of water in a small container. Mix the water and soap together but try not to over mix it.

  2. Method 1: Have your friend dip the mouth of a plastic water bottle into the bubble solution. Remove and then squeeze the bottle gently. The air from inside the water bottle will push through the top and create a bubble. You can blow the formed bubble off the top of the bottle. If you squeeze quickly enough, sometimes the bubbles will detach and float away.
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    Method 2: Cut off the bottom of the water bottle and try to make sure the cut is clean and even. Your friend can dip the cut end of the bottle into the container with the bubble solution and remove it. Then they can blow through the mouth of the bottle to create bubbles at the end of the bottle. This method of bubble blowing does not allow for bubbles to float away, they usually pop off the end of the bottle.
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    Method 3: Cut a small hole at the bottom edge of the water bottle, this will become an air hole for blowing bubbles. Dip the mouth of the bottle into the bubble solution (like in Method 1) and then have your friend blow through from the hole you made in the bottom.
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For more fun, use three different bottles and try all three methods! See which method your friend likes best and let us know in the comments below. You can also help your friend decorate their water bottle bubble blower.

 

Source: ProjectsForPreschoolers.com

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