We experienced an unusually cold April, so I’m glad to be moving into May with some warmer temperatures that allow us to get outside more. And these multi-colored bubble snakes are a perfect outdoor activity that take bubbles to a whole new level!
Keep reading to learn how to make your own bubble snake blower using a few simple supplies.
Note: Looking for more summertime activities? Check out my Summer Activities for Kids page!
To make multi-colored bubble snakes, gather the following materials:
- Plastic water bottle
- Serrated knife to cut plastic water bottle
- Terry cloth rag
- Rubber band
- Bubble solution
- Liquid watercolors (if you want colored bubbles)
To prepare your bubble snake blower, gather an empty water bottle. Remove the cap and discard.
Safety note: This next step using a knife should be done by an adult.
Using a serrated knife, cut the bottom off of the bottle.
Discard the bottom.
Use a rubber band to secure the terry cloth over the large opening at the bottom of the bottle. If your terry cloth is large, you can fold it in half or quarters as the bubble snake will still work even if your terry cloth is more than one layer thick.
Once your bubble blower is ready, bring on the kids!
Safety note: This activity requires children to blow on a bottle to make bubbles. It should not be performed by children who may suck on the bottle and accidentally inhale bubble solution. For children’s safety, provide proper instructions, support, and supervision during this activity.
Show your kids how to carefully dip the terry cloth into bubble solution, taking care not to get bubble solution on the mouth of the water bottle where they will blow.
To make multi-colored bubbles, help your kids drip liquid watercolor paints onto the terry cloth as well. (If you plan to use liquid watercolors, be sure it is okay for the terry cloth you use to be stained in case the colors do not wash out.)
Then have your kids blow on the mouth of the water bottle and watch the colorful bubbles come out.
As kids blow, the bubbles will come out in a long “snake.”
Don’t be surprised if the kids want to try this over and over and over again!
More Summer learning resources
More summer printables from Gift of Curiosity:
- Rainbow bubbles water play
- Hidden ice treasures
- Watermelon oobleck
- Ice chalk
- Summer Do-a-Dot Printables
- Beach Printables Pack
- Camping Do-a-Dot Printables