Thursday, July 03, 2008

Bubbles, bubbles, and lots of bubbles

I saw this on a blog yesterday and I've been sitting here for 30 minutes going through my history and I cannot find the blog I found this project on. Argh!! Ok, well if I figure out who it is, I will come back and add a link to give them props for it.

My kids have had great fun and spent most of the day outside blowing giant foam tubes of bubbles.

2 Water bottles
Old washcloth
shallow bowl/pan
Dishwashing liquid

So here is what I did. I took 2 water bottles out of the recycling box and cut off about half of fit because all I had were the larger size bottles, not the kid ones. Then I found an old yucky washcloth and cut two large squares and fastened one square at the end of each water bottle with a rubberband (ok technically I used hair bands since I couldn't find a single rubberband, lol).

Then I made up a pie plate of 2 pumps of the foaming Dawn dish detergent and about 1/2 inch of water and mixed it up. Then you set the bottle into the pie plate, washcloth side down, lol, and let it soak up some bubble solution. Then you pull it out and wrap your lips around it and just blow (oops, that sounds kinda pornographic, doesn't it? I have such a dirty mind, lol). The lighter you blow the longer you can keep your tube of foam going.

Here's some pics of Ms Em and Mr E doing it:

Currently my children are still outside making foam bubble hairstyles on each other.

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