Science Experiment: Bubble Snakes

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Bubble Snakes are so much fun to make! Instead of blowing one bubble at a time, you can make long snakes made of hundreds of tiny bubbles. So how does it work? Well, bubbles are pockets of soap and water that fill with air. They form because the surface of water is made of hundreds of water molecules that cling together, due to the surface tension of water. Pretty cool, right?! When you blow into your bubble snake maker, you create hundreds of tiny bubbles that continuously come out of the fabric. My girls had a blast making the snakes and then playing with the bubbles. You can add food coloring to make bubble colors but keep in mind that it becomes very messy once the bubbles are played with. You always want to use a gel based food coloring so tiny hands, feet and clothing don’t get stained.

What you need:

Bubble Snake Ing.

  • 16oz Plastic Bottle
  • Bubble Solution (See below for a great bubble solution recipe)
  • 1 Sock
  • Masking Tape
  • Scissors
  • 1 Rubber band
  • Food Coloring (Optional)

What to do:

Bubble Snake Bott

Cut off the bottom of your bottle, about 1 inch.

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Next, attach your sock. Make sure that the end of the sock is pulled tight around the base of the bottle. Secure with a rubber band. Fold top of sock over to fit bottle and secure with masking tape.

Food color

Add the food coloring to the sock covered end of the bottle. It’s best to add a couple different colors. Just remember, like I stated above, it gets pretty messy and using a gel based food coloring is best.

Bubble mix

Dip the sock covered end into the bubble solution.

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Blow into the mouth of the bottle. Be sure not to inhale!!

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This is what it looks like when you add color to it!

Homemade Bubble Solution:

If you can’t find a good bubble solution or don’t have any on hand at home this easy recipe makes the best bubble solution!

Pour 9oz of distilled water into a bowl. Add 3 Tablespoons of Dawn dish Soap and a drop of Karo Syrup. Mix well and let sit. The longer you let the mixture sit the better!

Have fun making Bubble Snakes!

Live, Laugh, Love,
Kristin

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