Mar 152014

There are statues and frescos dedicated to the legend of Saint Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland.
Saint Patrick with SnakesStudio 5 ksl bubble-blow-craft So is a legend something to be believed as a true story?  A legend is any popular or larger than life story that is handed down from one generation to another.

So this explains why naturalists emphatically state that Ireland never had any snakes that needed driving into the Irish Sea.

Other history buffs say that the legend or story got its start because pagans had tattoos of snakes.  Saint Patrick got rid of the pagans by teaching Christianity. This theoretically explains how he drove  the snakes out of Ireland.

Well, I never did and never will like to handle real snakes.

Playing with snakes made out of green bubbles, is my kind of fun.

How to make cork boats, blow green bubble snakes, and create an erupting volcano are shown in this KSL Studio 5 video.  Brooke Walker, the host of Salt Lake City’s ‘Studio 5,’ and I had a blast playing with these science projects.

Camp Grandma is all about crafts and learning the scientific reason why bubbles grow so huge.

This recipe makes long lasting bubbles that stay firm and won’t break.

The “snakes” will keep growing as long as you keep blowing.

What craft is your kids’ favorite?

Oct 032013

We are making bubbles that grow like a snake at Camp Grandma.   bubble blowing craftThis recipe makes long lasting bubbles that stay firm and won’t break.

Mix 1 cup of distilled water with 2 tablespoons Dawn dishwashing liquid.  Add 1 tablespoon of glycerin, stir and let sit for 24 hours before using.

The bottom of a plastic bottle was cut off, covered with a dry handy wipe and held in place with a rubber band.bubble blower craftbubble blow craft

The boys decided to add food
coloring, which makes some very cool looking bubbles.

The bottom of the bottle was dipped each time into the bubble solution.

The bubbles will hold their form and keep growing as long as you keep blowing.

Unfortunately, their hands will be colorful for a few days.

What soapy liquid isn’t used can be stored in a bottle for another fun time.

We used the required Camp Grandma mess control.  This project was done on a large tray, with newspapers and toweling layered on the dining table.

Next time, we want to try this outside with string or larger hoops than what you buy in stores.  Is there a way to color the bubbles and not their fingers?

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