Blowing Dandelion Bubbles – Nature’s Bubble Blower.

We have just had a lovely afternoon blowing dandelion bubbles through the plant’s stem 🙂 The trio loved making these and then experimenting with them also.

Blowing dandelion bubbles - Nature's bubble blower, nature bubbles www.mammasschool.co.uk

It’s a really easy activity to prepare, and because it’s outside all mess is outdoors too…bonus!

What do you need for blowing dandelion bubbles?

Washing up liquid

Water

Bowl for mixing

Scissors

and of course….dandelions!!

Method:

Make up some soapy water

Cut the flower head off

Trim the other end of the stalk too

Swirl around one end in the soapy water (not the end you want to put up to your mouth!!).

Then gently blow through the stem, and you should see your bubble 🙂

My trio loved blowing dandelion bubbles, and then experimenting with different lengths of stem, different diameters of stem, variations of puffing, and who could make the biggest dandelion bubbles.  It was such a lovely, but chilly day, they stayed there for a good while.  Afterwards the chalks came out for drawing, and even a small potion was whipped up with the newly flowering plants.

 

 

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15 Comments

  1. such a clever idea – never thought of this but it looks really fun for kids

  2. Why have I never thought of that?! how clever!!

  3. This looks like so much fun x

  4. Awesome! This is a genius idea and one I will certainly be trying out here for activity hour. Such a good idea and I love how you make it educational by experimenting on different lengths of stalk and resulting size of bubble.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  5. Oh my goodness! what an inventive idea xxx

  6. We were in Thailand recently and people would blow bubbles from leaves to entertain our boys. No soap added! It was brilliant. You snap a bit of the stem so it makes a frame and the sap is sticky/wet and you blow it through the frame you’ve made. All natural bubbles.

    #countrykids

  7. This looks like great fun, I think we’ll be trying this tomorrow (that’s if we have any dandelions left in our garden after all the potions our little one was making today!)

  8. So going to try this as soon as the dandelions grow back in the garden – hubby and son mowed the lawn yesterday 😉
    #CountryKids

    • Lol, I did too, but they just seemed to lie down while it passed over cutting the grass, and then pop up again…so still plenty here!

  9. I have never thought to do this – what a great idea! Also good to experiment with it and try and get learning in, they learn more when it’s fun 🙂 #Countrykids

  10. What a great idea for a fun summer activity, I keep meaning to make some dandelion jam or similar but the amount you need has always put me off. This would be far easier to set up! #CountryKids

  11. I’ve never thought of using dandelion stems to blow bubbles with before – what a fun idea. My girls would love this – will have to give it a try with them 🙂 #countrykids

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