April 16, 2011

Bubble Snake Maker

The Bubble Fun started this week at our house with the Bubble Refill Station and a couple homemade bubble recipes.  Then, we made some super fun (and super easy) Really BIG Bubble Makers.  Now, we're adding one more inexpensive and really easy activity to do with bubbles ~ the  Bubble Snake Maker!


I first found this great idea last summer from my friend, Kimberly, at The Muddy Princess.  My kids loved it and were asking to do it again when we broke out the bubbles earlier this week.

Look how easy they are to make!



1.  Gather your supplies ~ an empty plastic bottle, a piece of terry cloth fabric ( I used an old washcloth, but a old tube sock works great too ) and a rubber band.

2.  Cut the bottom off your plastic bottle and cut your fabric into a circle.

3.  Assemble your Bubble Snake Maker by putting the fabric over the open bottom of your bottle and securing it with the rubber band.

4.  Put some dish detergent in a bowl and add a little bit of water.  Dip your Bubble Snake Maker in and you're ready to go!



5.  Have fun making your Bubble Snakes!!  After dipping into the soap mixture, gently blow into the mouth of your bottle.  A slow, gentle stream of air will create a long chain of bubbles.  ( Just don't inhale, or you might get a mouthful of bubbles ~ yuck! )

Big!

Bigger!
Biggest!

It's a fun little project that will keep the kids happy and entertained, but costs next to nothing!

Sharing our Bubble fun at:


127 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! My kids love bubbles, and are going through a "we love snakes" phase. This will be a perfect weekend activity for them. Looks like we are cutting up some bottles in the morning. Thanks for a great idea!

    Jessica
    www.dinnerwiththeshivers.com

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  2. That's fabulous!! I've never seen anything like that before. Thanks for linking your ideas up to It's Playtime!

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  3. Oh wow! This is totally going to become blog fodder! Next time I do a post about bubbles I'm linking this in, brilliant :)

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  4. Ahh! such a fun idea! I think I would have fun doing this! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

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  5. Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  6. Really neat! I'm already follower, but stopped by from todays hop.

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  7. That is brilliant! I will do it today! My daughter loves blowing bubbles! She will be so happy. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. OMG what a great idea- I needed a fun project to do with my nice this weekend and this is what I am going to do! I hope you link this to my Workshop Wednesday @ goobyecityhellosuburbs

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  9. Great idea! I will have to try this one with my kids

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  10. I would love for you to come by and link up to Inspire Me Monday. It's up all week!
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  11. amazing! can't wait to try this with my kids! thanks so very much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday!

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  12. Wow, I have never seen these before. How creative! Putting this in my favourites to try later with my girlies.

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  13. Thanks for linking to the party! I am going to feature this project! My niece had soooo much fun blowing bubbles she hyperventilated! Hope to see you back this week! hyperve

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  14. We did this for our big sleepover, and all 6 kids (and 2 grown-ups!) had a blast :) Just posted on my blog, linked back to you of course. Thanks for sharing!

    Amanda@
    sleepytimeproductions.blogspot.com

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  15. I featured this on my friday favorites
    http://www.lilbitofus.com/2011/05/friday-favorites_20.html

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  16. so glad I stumbled upon this! I was just about to fork out over £30 ($70) for 2 for my kids from Toys R Us. No need now, and it will last just as long i'm sure. thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!

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  17. Be very careful with this. I did this with a group of kids ages 4-6 and even after carefeul intructions, two of the kids ended up inhaling the bubbles and had quite a problem...very cool idea, but be careful!

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  18. What an awesome idea! I can't wait to share this with friends with younger kids. I'm so glad I stumbled on your blog today!

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  19. I love this I just tried it with my niece. She's 11 yrs old and loves it lol Thanks so much for the idea!

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  20. Great bubble maker! Thanks so much for sharing it with the outdoor play party!

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  21. Oh, this looks so fun! I remember seeing this post before but I had forgotten all about it -- will definitely give this a try! Thanks for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party!

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  22. Love this! Will post and do with my girls.

    Kimberly
    Pinterestreality.blogspot.com

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  23. i tried to dip and it didn't work can i pour it in?

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  24. Just tried this with the 5 year old that I nanny for. We've been trying to find new things to do because he recently had open heart surgery so he can't run around like he wants to. He absolutely LOVED this activity and it allowed him to get out of the house and have some fun. Thanks for the idea! :)

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  25. Also a good use for an old pair of pantyhose. (I didn't have any cloth that I was willing to cut up and my husband treasures his thread bare tube socks too much for me to cut them up.)

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  26. Great idea!! My nephew loves bubbles but can't get the whole "blow gently and hold it still" part.. So this seems almost fool proof so he can blow his bubbles to and not get upset that none are coming out

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  27. I just made this for my five year old son. At first he was game, then he accdentally sucked in the bubbles. LOL!! Now he thinks dying! He said it was the worst idea ever! Hopefully I can get him to try it agin. I know he would have tons of fun with it. I still think it's brilliant!!!

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  28. I had the same thing happen with my granddaughter. Shr sucked up pretty much pure dish detergent!! She is in bed with a bad bellyache! Still funny though! She inhaled deep to better blow bubbles!! Not a good idea!

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  29. Oh no! Definitely warn the kids about blowing out, not sucking in! Maybe give them a few practice tries before you dip it in the bubble solution so you're sure they have the hang of it!

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  30. My kids and I just did this and OH WHAT FUN THEY HAD!!!! Thank you very much for sharing such a fun and inexpensive activity!!!

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  31. Just did this with my 17 month old daughter... She loved it! Thank you!!

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  32. Do you have to use dish soap or will hand soap work?

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    1. Hmmm, not sure. I would think hand soap would work, but it may not have quite as many bubbles as dish soap.

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  33. My grandchildren loves it. One granddaughter took off the cloth and dipped the bottle end in the bubbles and blew huge bubbles! Now we have another way to make bubble wands. You can even turn the bottle around (after rinsing) and dip the drinking end into the bubbles. Little fellows can put the cut end over their mouth and blow. Easy bubble blowing!

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  35. Hi my name is Alli and I tried this with my grandma and it worked perfect. I think that is a great idea!

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    1. I am so glad you liked it, Alli!!

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  36. from alli

    dear laura i really like your site it is cool i would like to try them all.you have really good idea's hope you reply
    bye.




    to:laura novobilsky

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    1. Dear Alli,

      I'm so glad you like the ideas. I love hearing how much fun you're having with them. You're very lucky to have a grandma who does so many fun things with you.

      ~ Laura

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  37. Dear Laura: From: Alli

    I really liked the elephant toothpaste video. It was funny. I can't wait to try it. And I would really like to try more of your projects.

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  38. Who knew you could blow bubbles through a wash cloth like that? Sounds like a fun tub activity too! Can't wait to try in with the Grandkids! Thanks Laura! You ROCK!

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  39. I wonder what would happen if you punctured a small hole somewhere on the bottle so you couldn't suck up. This works with straws for straw painting: making a pin hole on the straw prevents sucking but allows blowing.

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  41. Worked perfectly! Took about 1 minute to make! Thanks for the great idea!

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  42. You can also stand the kid in the middle of a hula hoop in a kiddie pool filled with water and enough dishwashing liquid to make bubble solution and raise the hula hoop up around them to enclose them in a bubble.

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  43. This is such a cute idea! My kids did something like this last year at Summer camp. When they came home, they told me all about it, but I didn't know how in the world I could recreate it. I couldn't find the camp counselors number to ask how they made bubble snakes, but now I know how! My kids are going to be so excited. They get out of school in a couple of weeks, and they have been asking about the various things that we can do this summer. We always do the typical summer things like go to the library once a week, and get a pool pass so that we can go to the pool whenever we want to, but I feel like I need to come up with activities and games that are a little more interactive with my kids. This is going to be so much fun! I'm so excited.

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  44. This is great! I've been trying to think of a way to entertain older kids with bubbles for our Girl Scout picnic next weekend. I think they would want to do this!

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