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  • Scalloped shaped pool noodle 
  • Dowell (12-by-3/16 inch) 
  • Glue 
  • Green craft foam 
  • Green crayon 
  • Dish soap 
  • Glycerin 
  • Water 
  • White sugar 
  • Serrated knife 
  • Wide-mouth container 



  1. Mix 1 cup of warm water with 2 Tablespoons of liquid dish soap, 1 Tablespoon of glycerin and 1 teaspoon of sugar. 
  2. Use the seratted knife to cut ¾-inch slices of the noodle to create flowers. Also make a small slit in the bottom center of the flower. 
  3. Peel the paper from the green crayon. 
  4. Fold the green foam in half and cut a leaf shape.  Cut a very small slit in the center so that the leaves will fit snuggly on the stem. 



  1. Color the dowel by rubbing the green crayon along the length. 
  2. Put a little glue on one end of the dowel and insert it in the bottom of the flower. 
  3. Slide the leaf onto the stem a few inches below the flower. 
  4. Dip the flower in the bubble liquid and see how many bubbles you can make. 


Note:  Remind the kids to be sure that the center of the flower has some of the bubble juice before they blow.  They should also blow gently and slowly. 



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