Tuesday, September 11, 2012

guest post: DIY bubbles with little willow tree...

I am so so SO excited to share this little DIY with you all this morning! Ashley, from the super fun blog Little Willow Tree is just such an incredibly fun and creative bloggy friend to me. She packs her blog full of some amazing DIYs- seriously...they are awesome!

So when I was in the "market" for a guest post writer, I knew without a doubt this gal had it covered! The DIYs are informative, very fun and EASY to make, and the pictures are gorgeous to boot (it might help that she's married to a photographer)! Not to mention they're mostly kid friendly and I am totally digging the whole "make with your kids" thing at the moment! 

We decided on bubbles because...honestly- who doesn't love bubbles? Personally I was super intrigued at the idea of making your own and kind of just HAD to have this knowledge ASAP. Kids love them, adults love them and now I am pinning this "recipe" on my Babies board for when we have little ones of our own. It's kind of a must-have trick to have up your sleeve, right?

Take it away Ashley!

With school back in session, sports starting up, and PTA meetings back in full swing you might be finding it hard to get the kids outside for a little fun time on the weekends. But don't fret; with just 5 minutes of your time you can throw together a whole afternoon of fun with items you probably already have. And don't forget to step outside and have some fun with them, too.

Making Bubbles | DIY
Includes "how to" on bubble solution, wands and blowers!

Take a peek inside your cupboards and pull out:

  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cup
  • light corn syrup
  • wire whisk
  • liquid dish soap
  • bottle or container {with a lid} to hold the bubble solution
  • pipe cleaners {in your favorite colors!}
  • straws
  • decorative tape

To make the solution:
  1. Pour 2 1/2 cups of hot water into bowl
  2. Pour in 1/2 cup of corn syrup and whisk well until corn syrup is dissolved
  3. Pour in 1/2 cup liquid dish soap and whisk well
  4. Pour solution into bottle or container
  5. Let solution cool for a few hours before use

In the meantime...

To make wands & blowers:
With pipe cleaners:
  1. Take pipe cleaner and shape the top into a circle, wrapping the end around the stem of the cleaner. I used three different size washi tape rolls to get the circle shape. You could also use different shaped cookie cutters to shape your pipe cleaners around.

With straws:

  1. Take three straws and bundle them together
  2. Wrap washi tape around each end of the straws to hold in place

I also added a cute little label to the jar to personalize it

And you’re done! Grab your bubble solution, wand and blowers and head outside with the kiddos to fill the skies with bubbles!

Ashley is the author and creator of Little Willow Tree. She is a stay at home mom of a tween girl and a wee lad. Her blog is about her life with them and everything in between from sewing, crafting, cloth diapering, puberty and poop. 

Head over and make sure you say, Hello!

Thank you Ashley!

1 comment:

  1. Your blog is beautiful. In this post, I specifically love the use of washi tape because it's so unique. Great DIY! :)


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