Every kid has a little mad scientist hiding inside of them, and nothing is more fun than spending a little time dreaming up mixtures that bubble and steam and overflow! Here are 10 crazy concoctions you can whip up at home to satisfy their need to explore and create.
How to Make Giant Bubbles (includes how-to for the bubble-maker plus a great bubble solution recipe). 10 cups of warm water (distilled water is best) 1 cup of Dawn dishwashing detergent (best to get the clear color) 1/2 cup of corn syrup (or glycerin, if you happen to have some)
Wet noodle is so fun. Watch this demo! Tape a cup full of water to the top of a pool noodle. I'd tape a "hold here" on the noodle. The kids race to pass it up and down the line without spilling the water.
GIANT BUBBLES | Let Bubble solution sit over night for best results. | You'll need: 5 Gallons Distilled Water, (tap water makes the bubbles break easier), 10 Cups Dawn Dish Soap (not antibacterial), 2 Cups Karo Syrup, 1 Small Pool, 1 Hula Hoop, straws and string/yarn
Popped Bubble Art: I've done this activity with my kids a few times now and it never fails to fascinate them - and me! Simply color bubble mix with food coloring and blow bubbles onto paper - as the bubbles land and pop, they create beautiful works of art. It goes without saying that this project is best done outdoors. A great one for those lazy summer afternoons.