Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bubble Snakes and Spanish Puppets

  • Empty water bottles (I suggest stronger bottles, if you use really cheap ones the pressure of the rubber band will cause them to crumble.)
  • Old washcloth
  • Rubber Bands
  • Bubbles (see recipe below)
1. Cut bottom off of your plastic bottle. Cut fabric into a circle large about 2 inches larger than the bottom of the bottle.
2. Put washcloth piece over bottom of bottle and secure with a rubber band. (I suggest using strong bottles as mine were a little flimsy and kept crumbling under the pressure.)
3. Put some bubbles in a bowl and dip washcloth end of bottle into solution. We found less is more here, don’t get it too soppy wet, or it just drips out the bottom.
4. Gently blow into open end of bottle.
If you want to make these super strong homemade bubbles here is the recipe.
  • 1/2 gallon water
  • 1/3 cup dawn dish-washing liquid
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup or sugar

                                        Spanish Puppets
There is a cool Spanish lessons website for kids ten and under called Speekee. We signed up and that's where we got the idea to make Spanish puppets for our lessons. Its actually pretty funny watching the kids speak Spanish with a puppet. They each gave their puppet a Spanish name and then they wore them  the rest of the day, even for bike rides.

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