Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bubble Snakes!

Summer is in full swing around here, and that means lots of time spent at the beach, park, sleepovers, museums...all the fun stuff we can't always find time to do while the kids are in school. But some days you just feel like having slow, lazy days at home (also a luxury compared to the running around during the school year!). And when those days roll around, we like to have fun, creative ideas to entertain the kids - and ourselves! We found the perfect activity here on Housing A Forest: Bubble Snakes!  And you probably have all the materials in your house right now!

What You Need:
  • Empty water bottle
  • Old sock
  • Rubber band
  • Bubble solution
  • Scissors
  • Food coloring (optional)

First, cut the bottom off of your water bottle.

Cover the cut end of your bottle with the sock and secure it with the rubber band.

Pour your solution into a dish then dip the sock-covered end of your bottle into it!

Put the other end into your mouth, blow, and watch your bubble snakes grow!

Make sure your kids blow and not suck - little Charlie would forget this important step and ended up with a mouthful of suds!
If you want, add a few dots of food coloring to the sock

and turn your snakes pretty colors! Chances are your kids will need a bath after this, but it's so much fun we don't think you'll mind!

Such a simple activity that kept the kids busy for ages! SO much fun for all of us!

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  1. Cool! I love this! Thanks for the idea!

  2. I actually have done this and the grandaughter loved it ( 3 years old) so I was the one blowing bubbles...but she was so happy with the "worms" ... will be doin this again!