Tired of just blowing bubbles? Give your kids something new to do by using bubbles in a creative way. There are many things you can do with a little bubble solution to make your summer days fun.
Make a unique piece of artwork with this craft project. Start by filling a small cup about halfway full with bubble solution. Add some liquid paint or food coloring to the bubbles. Mix it well. Put a straw in the mixture and blow gently. As you blow into the solution, bubbles start to form. Keep blowing until the bubbles are above the top of the cup. Press your paper onto the bubbles. As they pop, they leave behind little circles of color. Continue blowing bubbles in other colors and pressing them onto the paper.
You can also do this activity outside with some slight changes. Instead of blowing into the cup, dip a bubble blower into the colored solution. Put a piece of paper on the ground or tape it to a flat surface. Blow the bubbles toward the paper and let them pop on it.
Creative Bubble Blowers
Sometimes a new bubble blower can make bubbles a lot more interesting. Find objects around the house that make a loop. Cut the bottom out of a paper cup, or make a piece of wire into a loop. Tape several straws together to make a blower that makes tiny bubbles. Fill a kiddie pool with bubbles and use hula hoops to make giant bubbles. Let your kids find objects around the house and test them out to see how well they work.
Instead of using regular bubble solution, this craft uses dish soap to make a strand of foam. Start by cutting off the bottom of a water bottle. Cover it with a piece of washcloth stretched tightly over the opening. Hold it in place with a rubber band. Wet the washcloth. Pour some dish soap onto a plate. Dip the washcloth into the soap. Blow through the opening on the bottle. A stream of foam will come out of the washcloth.
See how long you can keep your bubbles with this little trick. Pour a little solution on a table or other surface. Blow a bubble toward the surface so the bubble stays on it. The bubble solution on the surface prevents the bubble from popping as fast as normal.