We experimented with bubbles and kitchen utensils on one of the sunnier days we had this week. Bubbles are always fun for my daughters but they really enjoyed trying out some new ways of blowing bubbles. In fact, they enjoyed it so much they went through an entire giant bottle of bubble solution and made bubbles for about an hour.
Here are the kitchen tools we used for making the bubbles. Cookies cutters, particularly the ones with some sort of handle, a spatula, a small whisk (easier than a large one for getting the solution onto the whisk) a slotted spoon, and a baster with the top removed. (I tested them all beforehand to make sure they would work.)
I put the bubble solution into a shallow container large enough for both of them to use at the same time.
The cookie cutters and biscuit cutters worked really well. The larger the better.
They really produced a lot of good sized bubbles.
The baster was a fun one to blow into and watch the bubbles come floating out. My daughters dipped the large end (the end where the bulb had been removed) into the solution and then blew on the other end.
The spatula was a big success. It was placed into the dish of solution and then could be blown on to make lots of bubbles at once.
Not the best picture, those bubbles move fast and so do my children! But trust me it worked well.
My oldest daughter really enjoyed holding the spatula and spinning around to produce the bubbles. Not to mention swatting her sisters bubbles with the spatula. (Which reminds me, I've also heard fly swatters work great for bubbles too , we haven't given that a try yet.)
And lastly, not a kitchen utensil but, we tried our hand at making bubbles with weeping willow branches. After they were soaked a bit, they were very flexible and could be held and submerged in the bubble solution.
They made the biggest bubbles of all. Next time I think we'll try some bubble making with string and sticks, it looks like a lot of fun.