I have seen these bubbles on other blogs, but for some reason I didn’t REALLY believe they would work that well for me. If I would have known how easy these were to make, let alone how much fun they were, I would have done them years ago! The picture below was taken with my cell phone the first day we tried them out. Cool, right?
I’ve included the easy directions for you below as well as lots of cool pictures to inspire you.
I ended up making about 8 bubble wands because I knew the neighbor kids would come running when they saw how cool they were. I’m so glad I did, because running they came!
The wands are very simple to make.
What you need:
-2 Eye hooks (small enough to screw at the end of the dowels)
To Make The Wand:
-Screw the eye hooks to the end of each dowel
-Cut a longer piece of string and tie it to one eye hook, then loop the washer through the string and tie the other end to the other eye hook. Then cut a short of string and tie it to both eye hooks.
To Make The Bubble Solultion:
Mix Together in a tub-
- 6 cups distilled water
-2 cups dishwashing soap (Joy, Dawn etc.)
-3/4 cup light corn syrup
We have made so much bubble solution that it seems to be a different color every time depending on the type of soap we’ve used.
How to make a bubble:
Take your wand with the dowels held close to each other and dunk them in the solution. Lift up the dowels and slowly open up them up while walking (usually backwards) so the bubble starts to form. You can also ‘cut off’ the bubble by bringing the dowels together so it will float.
Then be AMAZED at how big you can get your bubble!
I think my favorite part is how much fun even the older boys think they are.
They even got creative and started putting their head through the bubbles!
Bubble Hunter says…
“Now, go and make these right away. Your kids will thank you.”
You better listen to Bubble Hunter, he’s pretty serious about his bubbles.