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Repurposeful Play: Make Bubbles & Wand with Items you Have at Home!

Does anyone else have a toddler who is suffering from “Back to School” depression!? I have a 4 year old who is SO bored during the day without his big brother!  Here is one activity we are going to try this week. Best part is, I have all the things to do this project at my house already! First the recipe:

Homemade Bubbles:

  • 1 1/2 quarts of water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup liquid dish soap

Add water and corn syrup and stir until completely mixed. Slowly stir in dish soap. Store in an airtight container. 

Now, go find an empty 20 ounce water bottle and cut off the bottom; make sure the part you cut is nice and even.  Dip this end into your bubbles and blow into the “drinking” end of the bottle!  Now, see how BIG you can make your bubbles!

Thanks for this idea, Projects for Preschoolers! 

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7 thoughts on “Repurposeful Play: Make Bubbles & Wand with Items you Have at Home!”

  1. what does the corn syrup do?

  2. This was so much fun. We did this immediately after seeing the post. But we had to come in because of the darn mosquitoes.

  3. if you cut a circle portion out of a pair of stocking/hosiery and rubber band it to the cut off end of the bottle, you can make cool “bubble snakes”! my kids LOVE it. JUST REMIND YOUR CHILD NOT TO SUCK IN OR THEY WILL GET AN UNPLEASANT MOUTHFUL OF BUBBLES.

  4. I like using the Easter egg dippers too. One idea I came across (that we used when my son was young, almost 30 years ago) was to take a margarine tub and punch a hole in the lid using a hole puncher. Then punch a hole in the side of the tub with the same punch. Use a flexible straw and put the short end through the hole in the side of the margarine tub. Put some bubble solution in the margarine tub and pop the lid back on. Blow through the long end of the straw and the bubbles will come out through the hole in the lid.

  5. Thays so funny! I asked my sister the other day” how do i make a bubble wand.” we had no idea it only took a cut water bottle. Lol so instead I made home made play doh with glitter in it for them. It was a big hit. and easy and safe for both of them to make.

  6. Anonymous says:

    my kids love bubbles! this sounds like something to excite them rather than plain old bubbles!!!! they can’t figure out how to blow the wands (18mths and 3) so this seems to be a fix!