And once again, we're back.
My blogging hiatus is over.
We're still away, but we've done so many share-worthy things that it's hard for me to keep track. So because I love you, I will drag myself off my deck chair and play some show and tell.
I have to say, I love Pinterest. I pin and I pin and then I pin some more. But rarely do I make anything that I have pinned. I think it's because I am too busy pinning more things. Whatever the reason, I know I am not alone in this obsession of saving ideas for a day when there is time. The
thing is, I am starting to feel like that day is just never going to come. And so today, I dug deep into Pinterest and pulled out Bubble Snakes. Simple, made with stuff that everyone has around* and fun for everyone.
No, really, Josh loved it too.
It's been pinned and repinned many times, but as far as I can tell, this is where the idea originated, but I could be wrong.
Either way, this, my friends, is Pinterest in Action.
We wanted to make four Bubble Snake Makers so we gathered together 4 bottles - I feel like you can use small Gatorade bottles or small (but not mini) water bottles. My kids insisted on everyone having the same bottles, so we went with what we had - small seltzer bottles.
Cut the bottoms off of the bottles.
Cover the bottom with a sock whose twin has run away. We both know that you know you have many of those. Mine are generally scattered on the laundry room floor, next to the bucket labeled "extra socks". The bottle bottoms can also be covered with a piece of an old, thin and tattered dish towel, which is what we did. The point is to cover it with a piece of fabric that is not too thick.
Secure the fabric with a rubber band, packing tape or both or in our case, some ponytail holders from the dollar store.
In a shallow bowl or dish, mix together some dish soap and a little water, just to dilute the soap a little.
If you're looking for some funky bubbles, add a few drops of food coloring to the soap and water and mix gently.
Lightly dip the fabric portion of the bottle into the soap mixture and blow very gently. Blow too hard and the fabric will blow right off.
Watch as your kids are beyond amazed.
Rinse and Repeat.
And if you get enough bubble action going and you don't mind turning on the hose, you can pretty much bathe the kids and cross some things off of your to-do list for the day.
*If you don't have any empty bottles, that just means you haven't been drinking enough this summer, so get to it - you'll feel better and have the beginnings of a crafting closet. What could be better!?
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)