My children and I spent a wonderful Memorial Day playing together, not something I get to do with them daily because of my choice of career.

One of the things we did that day was go outside an make these recycled plastic bottle and duct-taped sock bubble makers.

I had the hardest time coming up with a title for these strange bubble makers, but after much thought and asking some people what they thought I should call them, we titled them the Rainbow Bubble Cloud Makers. (The other option, which I was not fond of was Rainbow Snake Bubble Makers.)

Not a catchy title at all to me but I think it accurately describes what my kids and I created.

They have been used multiple days in a row, but I would imagine that the dried up soap on the end of the sock will eventually not be useful for making bubbles any longer.

My youngest (3-years old when I wrote the Instructable) did not take his mouth off the bottle to suck in air to blow the bubbles out - this led to a ten minute "washing his mouth out with soap" ordeal, with many hugs and a little bit of crying and I hope you take note of this if you have a child who might do that like mine did.

The four-year old and eight-year old were both able to make bubbles well using these makers.

Because they used primarily recycled materials, the cost was not considered at all as we had all the materials on hand. (We had the colored duct tape already for other projects.)

My kids and I made a 45-second long video of these bubble makers in action, and just like always, I ask that you view the video just for giggles. Read on to see how we make these fun & different recycled material bubble makers.

Step 1: Materials

I have three children, so we made three of these little devices. Unfortunately as mentioned in the intro, my youngest (3-years old when this Instructable was written) sucked in the soap, and didn't use his after that one time.

What we used:

  • recycled 16.9 oz (500mL) plastic water bottles
  • scissors
  • clean, unmatched socks (all of them were a wool-blend, but that's just what I had)
  • duct tape or packaging tape (ours was duct blind (camo) , black and Hello Kitty printed)
  • dishwashing soap & water
  • pie tin or cake pan
  • Optional: food coloring
<p>Kids LOVED IT!!!! Thanks</p>
<p>YOU HAVE MY VOTE....</p>
<p>Thank you! =)</p>
This works so well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
<p>Thanks &amp; I'm glad you like it! Sounds like you might have tried it too! =)</p>
<p>very cool!</p>
<p>Holly - I just want to tell you that you are awesome! Have a great day! =D</p>
This looks like a fun way to use up old socks! Love it
<p>Adding colors gave it a very magical twist kids must have had a blast and bit dizzy too.</p>
<p>Thank you! It isn't as bad as trying to blow up a balloon, and one breath goes a long way. Neither of them complained about it so now I wonder if they just didn't know what was happening.... =)</p>
<p>Oh wow, this is so simple and fun and the rainbow cloud bubbles look so pretty!</p>
<p>Thank you! They were fun for all, even if the little one couldn't understand how to blow into the bubble maker. It got very colorful on everything too. =)</p>

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