Bubble Wands

It's Bubble season! Bubble wands aren't hard to come by, but it's so fun to make your own!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Pipe cleaners are much easier to bend and manipulate than copper wire--but copper is great for bigger kids who want to create a wand that will last for a long, long time.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    I asked Maddie what shape she wanted. At first she chose a flower, but after trying it out, she decided that it was too difficult, as the copper wasn't very bendable. "What about a heart?" I asked. Oh, yes! That would be perfect. I showed her how bend the wire loosely at about halfway, and then we wrapped it tightly around the end of her dowel, using the pliers when she liked.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Madeleine pulled and pushed and bent and straightened...

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    ...added her beads, and finally had just what she wanted. We just folded the wires over each other, but if you want to, you could soften all edges by applying duct or electrical tape to the ends.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    Let the summer fun begin!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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