We are making the most of the good weather at the moment and trying to make things that we can use in the garden and this bubble snake maker is so fun and easy to make from things that you will already have in your home, all you need to do is add a sprinkle of imagination and you will have bubble snakes in no time.
How to make a bubble snake maker
How to make bubble snakes at home
- Scissors *
- Elastic band
- Flannel, face cloth or an old sock
- Bubble mixture and water
- Food colouring (optional)
Find a clean, empty plastic bottle, the diameter of the bottle will determine the width of your bubble snakes.
Using a pair of scissors or a craft knife (and *adult supervision), help your child by cutting the bottom off the plastic bottle.
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). Seriously any old flannel will work, this was a well used one, there is no reason to buy a new one.
Secure with a rubber band to keep the fabric in place. No elastic band then don’t worry just wrap it in tape.
Make your own bubble mixture (the mixture isn’t safe to drink) for your bubble snakes
Homemade bubble mixture is a doddle to make, but you really need to remember the magic ingredient!
- Washing up liquid
- Glycerine (found in the baking section at the supermarket)
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.
Place your bubble mix into a shallow bowl or plate.
How to make Rainbow Bubble Snakes
Making a rainbow bubble snake is as simple as adding for colouring to the fabric-covered end. We added blue and red colours to the bubble snakes with food colouring. The kids dropped the food coloring onto the fabric covered end. It was a bit messy, but the kids loved it. You could also use liquid watercolors too.
Dip the fabric in the bubble solution and give the bottle a blow. Blowing slowly produces the longest snakes. We had a lot of wind and it kept blowing our snakes away!
Have fun and enjoy!
Make sure you pin this post, so that you always have the recipe for homemade bubbles at hand.