Blow bubbles

You will need:

• Dishwashing liquid and water (50/50)

• A bowl

• Pipe cleaners

Blowing Bubbles

You can:

• Make up some bubble mixture in a bowl

• Make a circle shape with a pipe cleaner handle

• Dip the pipe cleaner into the bubble mixture and when a surface has formed blow on this gently to create a bubble

• See how creative you can be with your bubbles (e.g. one big one, five little ones, join a whole lot together)

You can also:

• Add just a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid to some water and use a straw to blow bubbles

• You can get bubble wands and mixture from the $2 shop

• A scissor handle can be used in place of pipe cleaners (tape the scissor blades together first)

To make bigger and longer lasting bubbles combine:

1 cup water

2 tablespoons glycerine (this can be purchased from a chemist)

4 tablespoons dishwashing liquid

Mix together and have fun!

Did you know:

• Bubbles are made of warm air that is trapped inside a hollow liquid ball

• The colours visible in bubbles come from light that is reflected on to the bubble’s surface

• Bubbles float up because warm air is lighter than cold air

• Some mixtures produce longer lasting bubbles if you put them in the fridge for a few minutes

What your child is learning:

• To understand the nature and properties of bubbles

• To have fun and enjoy themselves with no particular objective in mind