Giant Bubble Wand

Now that the weather is warming up, my kids have been looking forward to going camping and playing outside! Using some household items, it was easy to make a giant bubble wand and a bubble solution for giant bubbles. The kids loved taking turns trying to see who could make the biggest bubbles.

  1. Ages: 3 - 16

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather the materials to make your giant bubble wand and bubble solution.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Start by creating a giant bubble wand. Stick a pushpin into the end of each dowel, but don't push it in all the way. Keep the pin about a 1/8-inch away from the dowel.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Cut a piece of yarn that's about 4 feet long. Tie one end of the yarn to the exposed, metal part of the pushpin. Push the pin into the dowel to hold the knot.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Thread the yarn through the washer. Then, tie the other end of the yarn around the pushpin on the second dowel. Push the pin in to hold the knot.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Cut a shorter piece of yarn that's about 18 inches long. Tie the ends to the longer yarn a few inches away from the dowels. This should create a triangular shape.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    Now create your bubble solution! Mix 1 part dish soap with 9 parts warm water and stir well.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    Using your dowels, dunk the yarn and washer into the solution.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Step 8

    Lift them up and carefully hold out the dowels so the triangular shape opens up. Walk the dowels around to see the giant bubble take form! 

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

  • Tip

    Try experimenting with your solution, and add glycerin or corn syrup to the mixture. What happens to the bubbles when you change the solution?

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