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Summer Activities

I love to do crafts with my daughter, but I’m not always the most creative person. Thanks to Pinterest I don’t have to be, and neither do you! Check out 4C’s Pinterest page for ideas on what to do with your children this summer. My favorite so far is the Rainbow Bubble Snakes from Housing A Forest, and the instructions are listed below.

Summer is here and our family is SO excited! The kids are planning and scheming about what we are going to do this summer. Love it! One of the fun activities that they wanted to try was making bubble snakes that are all over.

The best part is they are easy to make and use things that I had laying around my house. Perfect! All you need is an empty water bottle from your recycling, duct tape, a sock that is missing its match (which we seem to have an abundance of), dish soap and some food coloring.

Start by cutting the bottom of the water bottle off. Next slide the sock over the bottom of the bottle. We used colorful duct tape to secure our sock, but you could use a rubber band as well. I love how quick and easy it was to make. My kids love making things from our recycling. Last summer they made their own sprinkler using some of the same materials and it is still the sprinkler of choice.

Pour some dish soap into a shallow container with a little bit of water and gently mix. Dip the sock covered bubble blower into the solution and gently blow.

We decided to add some color to the bubble snakes with food coloring. The kids dropped the food coloring onto the sock covered end. It was a bit messy, but the kids LOVED it! Lots of fun giggles.

Please remind your kids to blow air out not suck air in! If your child sucks in, they will be eating bubbles. Please be careful when doing this with your kids. My kids had a blast playing with these bubble snakes. We did not have any trouble with the kids inhaling, but I have had a few readers mention that their younger kids needed continual reminders. The fun will quickly end if the bubbles are inhaled!


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