Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer Games & Activities: Homemade Bubble Wands

Complete your homemade bubble kit by making your very own bubble wands! There are a few different choices when it comes to making bubble wands. Here are a few that we found to be quick and easy for little hands to create and enjoy.

Pipe Cleaner Bubble Wands are a breeze to create! For starters, have children pick out their favorite color pipe cleaner, also known as chenille stem, to create their wand with. You can even spin more than one color together for an extra pop of color fun! Now you will need to form the end of your wand. One side of the pipe cleaner will remain straight while the other will be formed into a shape. Have your students get creative and bend the pipe cleaner into whatever shape they choose. You will want to make sure that you secure the end to the base of the wand by twisting it into place. Now each student has their very own bubble wand unique to them. Try adding beads to the stick of the wand to give added stability and color!


Water Bottle Bubble Wands are perfect for those little ones that haven’t quite got the hang of blowing bubbles just yet. All you need are some old plastic bottles of water or juice. Take scissors and cut off the bottom section leaving you with what looks like a funnel. You may need to poke a hole to give you a starting place to cut in. You can cut off a large portion of the bottom or just a small portion. Dip the side that you cut into the bubble mixture and blow through the top. Kids can easily blow bubbles with this recycled wand! Try using different sized bottles to get a variety of bubble sizes. image Looking for an option that can better withstand several hours of use? Here’s a wand that could be prepared by the parent or teacher ahead of time.

Clothes Hanger Bubble Wands are a bit more challenging to make, but they enlarge the bubble fun. The steps for this bubble wand follow the same directions as the pipe cleaner bubble wand, although, you may need pliers to easily bend the metal. This would probably not be one for the kids to create on their own, but would be great for outside play if prepared ahead of time by a teacher or parent.imageIf you missed our blog on Homemade Bubbles, be sure to check it out at You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and  Pinterest for all updates, specials, and more Summer Games and Activities!

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