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Bubble Pipe

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Build a simple bubble pipe for a fun outdoor activity, using a cup, a straw, and some food coloring.


  • Paper cup
  • Straw
  • Dish detergent
  • Water
  • Food coloring


  1. Help your child make this simple bubble pipe.
  2. Poke a pencil hole on the side of a paper cup, one inch from the bottom, and stick a drinking straw through it, halfway into the cup.
  3. Pour dish detergent into the cup until the straw is covered. Add a little water and a few drops of food coloring.
  4. Blow gently until beautiful colored bubbles froth over the rim of the cup and fill the air.