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Rainbow Snake Bubbles – Colorful STEAM Experiment

Colorful sock to use for rainbow snake bubbles

Looking for a fun STEAM experiment to try with your child this summer? Try making rainbow snake bubbles! This colorful STEAM activity is a fun, easy experiment that can be made using common household materials. Grab an old sock, plastic bottle, food coloring, and dish soap, and watch as a vibrant stream of bubbles create a rainbow snake!

What You Need

  • Plastic Bottle
  • Food Coloring
  • Sock
  • Rubber Bands
  • Dish Soap
  • Bowl
  • Water

Instructions for Rainbow Snake Bubbles

  1. Cut your bottle in half.
  2. Cut the bottom of your sock off with enough room to fit over half of your bottle with the mouth opening.
  3. Secure the sock over the bottle with a couple of rubber bands.
  4. Add water and several squirts of dish soap to your bowl. Stir the mixture.
  5. Dot food coloring around the sock until you reach the middle. Make sure the sock is completely covered with your rainbow.
  6. Add drops of dish soap all over the sock.
  7. Dip your sock inside the bowl of dish soap and water just to get it wet. You don’t want to drench it.
  8. Start creating your rainbow bubbles!

Try making this activity your own by experimenting with different color combinations to create different variations of rainbow bubbles!

Rainbow Snake Bubbles – Video Tutorial

Questions to Ask Your Child After the Experiment:

  • What happened when you started to blow into the bottle?
  • What did the bubbles do?
  • What colors did you see?

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