Bubbles are one of my son’s favorite outdoor activities. Not only does he love to blow them but he also loves to run around and chase them. I don’t know what it is about bubbles that kids go crazy for but I don’t care because I know when I take them out it’s at least a good 30 minutes of fun and running around. My favorite time to play with bubbles is right before nap time—the running around gets him all tired out and ready to sleep.
This DIY Valentine’s Day Bubble Blower is lots of fun for kids of all ages. With very little supplies you can have loads of fun and laughter with your little one.
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DIY Valentine’s Day Bubble Blower Supplies:
- 1 CLEAR plastic cup (best for seeing the bubbles form in the cup
- 1 straw
- Equal parts clear dish soap and warm water- no more than 1/2 the cup total
- 2-3 drops red liquid food coloring
- Fill the cup up with equal parts of clear dish soap and warm water. Do not fill the cup up more than half way. Add a few drops of red liquid food coloring and stir gently.
- Puncture a small hole in the cup about 1/2” above the water line and feed the straw through it.
- Bring cup outside for red bubbly fun because it will make a little mess. Feed the straw down into the soap mixture and gently blow to make bubbles.
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Something to keep in mind is that these aren’t like the typical store bought bubbles. As you blow, the cup will start to fill up with bubbles. Then, blow them off the top of the cup into the air.
Remind your little one not to suck in-which may be their first instinct with a straw. I did a few practice rounds with my 3-year-old before we poured the bubble mixture into the cup.
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Have you tried this DIY Valentine’s Day Bubble Blower? I’d love to hear your comments below.
Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.