Stuff I Do With My Kid: Bubble Snakes

I’ve mentioned this before, but lately I’ve been looking for fun, quiet activities that I can do with Bug while Baby Emma takes her morning nap (we babysit Baby Emma every Tuesday).  This was a super fun activity, but turned out to be much messier than I had intended.  I should have figured that my boy would have wanted to cover his body with the oodles of bubbles that we created.  I’m all about messy.  However, washing a toddler off while a hungry baby is waking up from her nap is tricky.  Hoses are handy.  Also, toddlers that can take off their own wet clothes.  At least I have one of those two things.

Here’s what you need to make Bubble Snakes:

  • a plastic bottle
  • an old washcloth
  • rubber bands
  • dish soap
  • water
  • small container (Tupperware or a plastic bowl)

Cut the bottom off of the bottle.

Cut a piece out of the washcloth that will overlap the bottle by a couple of inches all around.  Rubber band the washcloth around the bottle.  That was hard, wasn’t it?

Mix together soap & water in a 2:1 ratio (2 soap: 1 water).  Soak the bottom of your new bubble blower in the soap mixture, put to your mouth and blow!  Bug had a hard time with blowing out.  He kept trying to suck in.  Let it be known that the bubbles will suck up into your mouth.  Luckily I figured that out before he ate any bubbles.  So, we ended up with me blowing the bubbles and Bug playing with them.  Either way, we had a blast with this activity!

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2 thoughts on “Stuff I Do With My Kid: Bubble Snakes

  1. This looks pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing. I can’t imagine my kid blowing hard on the bottle either, considering he still blows so gently when trying to blow bubbles haha. But like you said, I can take over blowing the bubbles.

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