One day my son and I went to the Dollar Tree to buy pans for our next science experiment. While we were there, my son found a big bubble wand with a tray, and asked if we could get it. I told him “yes” because it looked like fun.
I thought we could incorporate science into the bubble play by making our own bubble solution. When we got home, he could not wait to try out his new wand. He also suggested that we try other bubble wands as well. We looked around the house and got pipe cleaners, a straw, tape, and paper.
We took the materials and attempted to make bubble pipes with three different materials. They were simple to make and fun to use. We stayed outside for over an hour playing. The various wands we used made the bubble play interesting and engaging. I will show you what we did below.
Learn how we made giant bubbles by viewing the video below… (this is from my son’s YouTube channel called Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures).
Let’s Get Started!
Materials for Bubble Pipe:
- Small piece of writing paper
- Small piece of parchment paper
- Small piece of Aluminum foil
- Straws (3)
Materials for Bubble Solution:
- Dish Soap (we used Dawn)
Directions for Bubble Pipe
- Take the small piece of writing paper, roll it around one side of the straw, and tape it.
- Take the small piece of aluminum foil, roll it around one side of the straw, and tape it.
- Take the small piece of parchment paper, roll it around one side of the straw, and tape it.
Now is it time to make your bubble solution.
- Mix 1 part dish soap, 4 parts warm water, add a teaspoon of glycerin, and stir well.
- Stick either the writing paper, aluminum foil, or parchment paper straw in the bubble solution.
- Put with the writing paper, aluminum foil, or parchment paper side of the straw in the bubble solution.
- Blow on the straw (opposite side of the paper or aluminum foil.
Watch the video of my son using the bubble pipe made with writing paper.
- If your bubble solution is not working, add more dish soap and/or glycerin.
- You will have a better chance of making bubbles if you blow through the straw slowly.
Have fun with this activity!
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12 thoughts on “Bubble Pipe for Kids”
I never thought of a DIY bubble pipe! But, this looks like so much fun!
Thank you for your comment! It was a fun activity!
My son is bubble obsessed and is going to love this. Definitely a great way to tease out scientific problem solving about why each different straw was more or less effective and why the bubble wand is so good at creating bubbles. Thanks for sharing how to recreate this experiment.
Thank you for your comment. I am glad you found this helpful.
Fun science experiment!! Great idea to do with your child!
Thank you! We had a great time with it.
We love bubbles around here. And, this looks like it would be perfect for these spring days that we are stuck at home. Thank you!
Wonderful! I am glad you found this helpful!
Love this, mine are at the right age too for it.
Oh good! I hope they have fun with this activity!
Great Idea! Looks like fun 🙂 Might have to try this today.
Wonderful! Have a great time with this!