Outdoor Activities for Children Ages 3+
Week of May 17th, 2020

Bubble Snake Maker

Materials You Need:

  • Bottle

  • Scissors *

  • Elastic band

  • Flannel, face cloth or an old sock

  • Bubble mixture and water

  • Food coloring (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Find a clean, empty plastic bottle.

  2. Using a pair of scissors or a craft knife (and  *adult supervision), help your child by cutting the bottom off the plastic bottle.

  3. With your kids, cover the open end of your bottle with a piece of fabric that is similar to a washcloth or cotton sock.  We used a flannel and cut it into a circle shape (to keep the ends from dipping into your bubble mixture).

  4. Secure with a rubber band to keep the fabric in place. No elastic band then do not worry, just wrap it in tape.

Make your own bubble mixture (the mixture isn’t safe to drink)

Homemade bubble mixture is a doddle to make, but you really need to remember the magic ingredient!

  • Washing up liquid

  • Water

  • Glycerine (found in the baking section at the supermarket)

  1. Mix 3 tablespoons of washing up liquid with 250ml of water (distilled water gives the best results) and add 1 tablespoon of glycerine.  This mix is best left overnight to settle before using.

  2. Place your bubble mix into a shallow bowl or plate.

  3. You can add some color to the bubble snakes with food coloring.  Drop the food coloring onto the fabric covered end.  It can be a bit messy!  You could also use liquid watercolors too.

  4. Dip the fabric in the bubble solution and give the bottle a blow.  Blowing slowly produces the longest snakes.  A lot of wind can keep blowing your snakes away!

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