Tuesday, May 28, 2013

DIY Bubble Station

If you've been reading along, you're aware that I've been trying to plan for the summer months ahead with the kiddos home more. Last week, I put together a sort of bucket list of outings for us to attempt. (See that here.)

I have a few more plans to put into action this week to make sure we are totally ready. 

Today's project: A Bubble Station

I found this "Mainstay collection" at Walmart with matching beverage dispensers, cups, plates, bowls, etc. in all sorts of vibrant and fun colors. The best part for me was that they were plastic-which means kid proof!

I also bought these metal buckets last year at Target (but I've seen similar plastic versions at the Dollar Store.)

The first thing I needed to do was label them. (Everything needs a fun label right?) 

I decided to paint a chalkboard label on it so that I could use it for other things if I happened to change my mind. (I do that sometimes. :)

Here's the label after it dried and had the tape removed. It's not perfect but I kind of like it that way.

And here it is filled with bubble mix. I set it on our front porch with some plastic bowls so that the kids could refill their bubble mix as needed. (Note that I made it very clear that this was only when they needed more bubbles to blow and not to make a giant mess. We'll see how it goes. The idea is to give them some independence and keep me from having to refill it all the time.)

What happened to the metal buckets? They got labeled as well. One holds bubble wands of course.

And the other is full of colorful sidewalk chalk.

Both buckets fit perfectly under one of the tables on our front porch.

Now they can blow bubbles and create chalk masterpieces to their hearts' content.

Oh, and I also decided to make a bubble station for a friend's son's birthday earlier this month. This one I used vinyl for the label. Complete with bubble mix, bowls, and wands, they have everything they need to create their own. 

Okay one more project down, a few more to go until we're officially ready for summer. Stay tuned the rest of the week for even more summer prep!

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  1. I really love this idea. I picture myself kicking up my feet reading a good book outside while my kiddos play happily for hours (okay, or minutes) with chalk and bubbles. Ahhhh.... :)

    I'd love for you to share this at my Summer Bucket List Idea Share. Your Summer Bucket List ideas and display posts are of course welcome, too! Have a great summer!

    1. Wouldn't that be perfect. I have a similar vision. I'll take anything it gives me--even if it is a few minutes. :)

      I'll definitely share this at your party. Thanks for stopping by!


  2. Susan, this is such a cute and fun idea! Thanks for sharing and am pinning! Have a wonderful week!

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