(E was 27 months old.)
- Soap bubble solution.
- Bubble wand.
- Water in a bathtub or pool for the full sensory effect but a large bowl, sink or similar will work as well.
How to make soap bubble solution:
Mix water and dishwashing liquid. Exact measurements aren’t important, simply add dishwashing liquid until you can blow bubbles.
It was all an accident… We’d blown soap bubbles in the living room earlier, and because the container had become quite sticky, we washed it off in the bathroom sink. The container remained in the bathroom because we were distracted, and when E took a bath later, she spotted it and wanted to blow more bubbles.
I figured it was a good idea because there was still green food coloring in the bubble solution from our Tabletop Soap Bubbles activity, and it had turned the living room floor green (don’t worry, it wiped right off and didn’t stain). Obviously, that wouldn’t be an issue in the bathtub.
I didn’t expect anything special to happen – until I noticed that the bubbles stayed on the surface of the water for a really long time! They lasted a good while on the tabletop but that was nothing compared to their longevity on the water. I had plenty of time to make big colonies, and I could’ve added even more.
As a bonus, the bubbles stuck to and survived on the sides of the bathtub as well!
When all the bubbles had been popped, we noticed another extra: The bubbles from our regular bubble bath had turned green 😉
I love it when we have really good fun totally unexpectedly and with minimal supplies!
What I learned:
- Soap bubbles on water last a really really long time (as far as soap bubbles go).
- I might have gotten a tad excited about this discovery 😉
Do your kids enjoy soap bubbles? Have you experimented with them and used them in different ways? Leave a comment below and tell me all about it!
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