Around my house, a bottle of bubbles means it’s going to be a great day spent outside. My daughter NEVER gets tired of blowing bubbles, even it she ends up pouring half the bottle over her shoes or putting her lips so close to the wand that she tastes just as much as she blows. It’s a carefree, therapeutic activity, blowing bubbles. I love how excited she gets over something as simple, yet beautiful as a blowing soap. But lately I’ve been thinking there’s got to be more to bubbles than my cheapy wand that comes included in our bottle, and because I want this summer to be the best my daughter’s seen yet, I’ve searched for some awesome bubble makers. So take a look at our list below and get your bubble on!
1. Straw Bubble Maker
This bubble maker makes some BIG bubbles, and you probably have all the supplies you need in your junk drawer! You just need your bubble solution and a shallow dish, and then some straws and cotton string. You will thread the string through two stews and make a rectangle, then use 2 more straws to create handle. Instant BIG bubbles!
Check out ComeTogetherKids.com to get the complete tutorial on this simple bubble maker, along with a bunch more kids crafts and activities!
2. Mini Bubble Maker
Maybe big bubbles aren’t your thing, and you want to make a run at teeny tiny bubbles. Well this mini bubble maker is just for you. Just like the last one, you probably already have all the supplies at home: an old water bottle, handful of straws and either bubble bath or bubble solution. Cut the top off a water bottle and then insert enough straws to fill the hole. Then just dip and blow!
Be sure to visit PinkPistachio.com for her easy tutorial on this bubble maker. You’ll also find goodies on beauty, fashion and food!
3. Bubble Snakes
I just love how making bubbles is so easy, and you can create unique bubble makers with things found around the house. Bubble snakes can easily be made with a water bottle, washcloth, rubber band and soap! Cut off the very bottom of a water bottle, then cover with a washcloth and secure with a rubber band. Then just dip into some bubble solution and blow! You will see an amazing bubble snake emerge!
Check out TheBensonStreet.com for a photo tutorial and an easy recipe for making your own bubble solution that’s perfect for bubble snakes.
4. Water Bottle Bubble Blower
This blower can’t get any easier. All you need to do is a take a clean water bottle and poke a small hole in the bottle. This is where you will be blowing air into the bottle. Then dip the opening at the top into bubble solution and start blowing!
You need to visit ProjectsForPreschoolers.com for 2 other bubble blower ideas, and TONS of other great preschool aged activities.
5. Hula Hoop Bubble Maker
This is probably one of the largest bubbles you can make, and you just need a kiddie pool and hula hoop! Add bubble solution to the baby pool and let it sit overnight. Then lay the hula hoop in the pool and have someone stand inside the hoop. Using 2 people, lift the hula hoop over the persons head and witness a GIANT bubble! Once that activity’s lost it’s lustre, you can still use the hoop to make some major bubbles all on its own!
6. Wooden Dowel Bubble Maker
This is probably the most complicated bubble maker we’ve found so far, because you have to have some unique supplies. You’ll need two wooden dowels, eye hooks, a metal washer and rope. You’ll be screwing the eye hooks into the tops of your dowels and then attaching two different lengths of rope. The washer will go on the long piece of rope to provide you with some weight. You will seriously be amazed and how big these bubbles will be!
Check out Familycious.com for the detailed tutorial and a great homemade bubble recipe, perfect for blowing huge bubbles!
7. Simple Large Bubble Wand
Sometimes you just want a handheld wand that’s bigger than the cheap, plastic version that comes with your bubbles. It turns out, they are super easy to make! All you need is a wire hanger, a large stick (just check the backyard!) and some tape. Fashion the wire hanger into whatever shape you want, and then use the tape to secure it to the stick. That’s it! You can decorate the stick if you’d like to make it even more fancy.
TheCraftTrain.com has an awesome bubble recipe, photo tutorial on this large wand, and a few other tips on making the best bubbles.
8. Bubble “Machine”
If you want to keep your bubbles a little more contained (think:rainy day activity!) then check out this bubble machine. All you need is a small plastic container with a lid (like an old Cool Whip tub), a straw, hole puncher and bubble solution. You’ll use your hole puncher to punch a hole in the lid and one side of the bottom container. Just insert a straw into the container, add bubble solution and you’re all set!
Head over to AllForTheBoys.com for this tutorial and oodles of other activities, specifically geared towards raising boys.