April 18, 2012
Bubble Sensory Bin.
My little boy was in bubble heaven today. I made a batch of homemade bubble solution, gave him various bubble blowers, and let him loose.
The bubble solution recipe I used is from this website. It calls for glycerin, which can be found in the skincare section of a drugstore. My solution ended up blue, because I used blue Dawn.
It was nice to be able to give him a little control and let him dip the wand without worrying about him spilling a whole bottle of bubbles on the ground.
We tried many different bubble “wands.” The cute store-bought variety,
Recycled household items (wire hanger, domed cup lid, toilet paper roll, slotted spoon, straws, spice container lid, and a flyswatter [not pictured]),
And a few toys (Mr. Potato Head glasses, star cookie cutter, pipe cleaner, Wedgit piece).
The best ones were the traditional bubble wands, pipe cleaner, hanger, straw, and slotted spoon. But they all worked!
After awhile, bubble blowing turned into bubble splashing, but that’s why it’s a sensory bin!
He enjoyed stirring the solution to make it bubble up and then grabbing handfuls of the slimy suds.
We both got a little sticky, so I let him play with the hose afterwards to rinse off. This activity got lots of smiles and giggles!