One of summer’s biggest outdoor fun is to blow bubbles. But when you have little ones around, loosing the tiny plastic bubble wands is a very easy thing to do! Plus, they only make tiny bubbles. I decided I would try my hand at making wire ones like I saw around on the internet and I was pleased at how easy they are to make! Let me show you how we (me and my 4 year old) did!
You will need:
- Cooper wire, like the one we use in jewelry
- Wood dowel, or found sticks. We used drift wood like in the Solstice wand tutorial
- Cookie cutters of various shapes
- Cutting tools (jewelry ones works great)
Wrap wire around chosen cookie cutter. Take care to leave some loose so the wire overlaps itself.
This the excess around itself, and leave a good length of the other end before cutting. Wrap your shape around your stick.
That quick, that simple! and you have an awesome magical bubble wand! Now you only need to mix one part dish soap with one part water and pour the mix in a plate. Dip your wand in it and blow, or wave you hand!
You can let your creativity go from the basic shape, and even choose not to use cookie cutter as a guide. Kids like them so much better then the little plastic ones. Go try to make one, but I warn you, it’s addictive and soon you’ll have tons in stock- perfect for summer birthdays!