Make Bubbles!

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What You Need:

  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Flat pan or tray to hold soapy water

What You Do:

  • Pour some dish soap into the tray with water. Agitate the water carefully until the soap is incorporated but not too sudsy.
  • Let the kids choose which utensils they think will make bubbles. Don’t let them go near the dangerous ones, but do let them explore in the kitchen (even if they pick a wooden spoon.) Part of the fun is seeing which ones work and which ones don’t.
  • Have them try dipping the utensils into the soapy water, pulling them out, and blowing on the open spaces to create bubbles. Try a fork, a slotted spoon or a strainer. Talk about why some work and some don’t. What does that tell you about bubbles? Your kids will never look at a bubble the same way again!

Once they've rifled through your kitchen supplies, you might want to take out a few tried-and-true bubble makers. Straws, the plastic that holds a six-pack of soda together, or canning jar rings all work well. Or let your child come up with some ideas of his own!

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