Get ready for an epic combination: bubble foam water table. YESSSSSSS!
Welcome to one of the most epic activity ideas for a sunny day: the bubble foam water table and it is the stuff kid activity dreams are made of.
Nothing is better than bubble foam and if I could reach through my computer and I just show it to you, I know you’d see right away how special this stuff is… instead, I’m left with words to type on a screen (so let’s hope I can capture the magic in print).
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Bubble Foam is LIFE CHANGING
The fluffly, bubbly, puffy qualities of bubble foam are something so special.
The way the bubbles poof and expand – oh I can’t wait for you to make it!
Here’s how to set up a Bubble Foam Water Table
- Bubble bath or body wash (TEAR FREE)
- Optional: food coloring
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Normally, I make bubble foam with a 2:1 ratio of water to bubble bath (like 1 cup water + ½ cup bubble bath) which is how Fun at Home with Kids taught me. For this batch, I altered the recipe to conserve bubble bath since we were running low.
Despite how white and blown out these photos are (whoops), I had made rainbow colored bubble foam for this activity (kind of like how my friend Jen made hers colorful here).
For each color, I followed this recipe:
- 2 T bubble bath
- ½ cup water
- 4-5 drops of food coloring
With a hand mixer, blender, or stand mixer, mix the ingredients until “stiff peaks” form – like you’re making soapy whipping cream.
Just like that, POOF – it goes from bubble bath and water to bubble foam. It’s magical.
I repeated this four times to make four colors of bubble foam.
Take it outside for a bubble foam water table
Once we even did it as a baking station!
For this activity, we decided to go outside with our messy play and dumped all four batches in our water table: bubble foam water table was alive!
My kids added some kitchen utensils from outside into the mix and made themselves a mess of fun.
Here’s a trick you have to know about bubble foam:
After about 45 mins, it looses it’s “fluff.” You can whisk it back into stiff peaks! I have been known to bring my hand mixer outside on an extension cord JUST to fluff it back to life.
Bubble foam is amazing…
It’s one of those simple pleasures we can make for kids that’s just full of memories. It’s an epic adventure the day you make bubble foam for the first time and I can’t wait to hear all about it.
When will you make a bubble foam water table?