Summer Boredom Busters: BUBBLES!

 

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Welcome to another day of Summer Boredom Busters, today we’re having fun with homemade bubbles! Who doesn’t love bubbles right? Well, look no further, welcome to the Do-It-Yourself giant bubble wand!

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Supplies:

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  • 2 wooden dowels per student
  • 2 hook and eye screws per student
  • cotton string
  • scissors
  • duct tape optional

Directions:

1. Screw 1 hook and eye screw into the end of each dowel.

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2. Using string, tie ends to each hook and eye screw at top of dowel, let remaining string hang down in a half circle shape and tie at bottom.

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3. I cut my dowels in half to shorten them. To keep kids from getting splinters, I wrapped some pink duct tape on the ends. Plus they look pretty :o ) Also, I suggest using smooth cotton string, mine was at the end of the spool, so it kept twisting up.

4. Dip string in bubbles making sure to soak well. Carefully lift out of bubbles and slowly pull sticks apart until string is taught. Gently pull through air to create huge bubbles!

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Love the look on my son’s face in this one:

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If there’s no breeze, you can also blow gently to help them get started! We had to move to the side of our house because there was too much wind and our bubbles were popping right out of the shoot!

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No bubbles? Make your own!

  • 1/2 gallon water
  • 1/3 cup dawn dishwashing liquid
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup or sugar

Enjoy your super cheap summer fun bubbles!

7 Comments

  • Larissa July 20, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Oh Erica … they’re faces are just precious!!! Lol! It’s amazing how much fun dishwashing liquid and water can be 🙂

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  • Beth July 20, 2012 at 4:15 am

    I LOVE the look on your daughter’s face! Your bubbles are HUGE! I am going to have to try that!!

    Beth =-)

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    • Terry Gentry July 20, 2012 at 7:28 am

      I can’t believe I have forgotten so much of the little inexpensive things I use to do with my children when they were young and I home schooled them. I am looking at purchasing a home that has a small daycare facility attached. My daughters love is children and it has always been her dream to have her own daycare or small pre-school. I haven’t been able to be physically active in children,s ministry for a few years now, but my daughter would love to pick up where I left off, and I would love to be able to help you to do it.. We are prayerfully looking and asking that God’s will be accomplished in our lives. Hopefully we will soon be needing to start purchasing curriculum and other resources and this looks like a great place to start.

      Terry

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  • Ms.B. July 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    My goodness, the look on your kids’ faces is priceless! What a fun activity!

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  • Lacey July 24, 2012 at 11:50 am

    My son and I just did these bubbles… they are fantastic!!! The wind got too strong and was popping them, but as soon as it calms down we are going back out to do more. Thank you for sharing this idea! I have been looking for things to do that are fun for him and for me! 🙂

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  • Kim July 25, 2012 at 12:18 am

    My 5 year old son and I did these bubbles today and followed your instructions. First time I tried it, the bubble mixture in my pantry was old and luckily I had a newer kind. This was so much fun and made huge bubbles. We would have been outside longer but it was over 100 degrees here in Phoenix,AZ. Thanks for sharing, love your web-site:)

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