28 September 2012

Homemade Bubble Wands


We made some homemade bubble wands the kids have been smitten with for awhile now. I'd been meaning to make the classic metal hanger version, but then I decided to get out my metals box and try to make something a little more magical.


The kids had fun going through my stuff, picking out ribbon and pretty little things.


Using a pair of needle nose pliers, I twisted wire into star shaped wands, then threaded the beads and such they had chosen onto the stems. Beads that were too small for the wand wire, I put on smaller gauge wire and looped it loosely onto the wand so that they dangle freely like tassels.


I went over the stars with a hammer, forging them gives them strength so they will hold their shape. 


I tied ribbon on the handles, and gave them a couple jars of bubbles for some super magical bubble blowing.


Kaia particularly likes running with her wand, trailing bubbles... I had a hard time getting a picture of her even relatively in focus. :)


The wands are bigger than any they have had before, and they love the larger bubbles. Next time I will have to make some great big ones to dip in a dish!


Katalin concentrates so hard when she blows bubbles, it is really amusing to watch. She is so proud every time she produced a bubble!



They have had bubbles, but these little wands hold a whole new level of appeal for them, they have been bubbling constantly!

9 comments:

  1. They are beautiful, I am not surprised your girls love them. Do you make your own bubble mixture, I would love the recipe if you do. I have never had much luck with making my own.

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  2. Thank you so much! You know, I have tried a number of homemade bubble concoctions and they have never worked very well. So we're using an economy sized, super cheap, made of who-knows-what massive tub of conventional bubbles. >.< I would really like to find a recipe that works well, though!

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  3. These look absolutely magical!

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  5. This is the first time I have found your blog and already the first two posts I have read I have great craft ideas!! What a wonderful blog!

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  6. You have some amazing things on your blog, I love it! Discovered it by accident looking for Fairy Houses. You should have a pinterest page!
    Judy L.

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  7. Lyndsay Simpson20 August, 2015 12:55

    Hi,

    These wands look amazing!

    I had to comment as you were saying you hadn't found a homemade bubble solution that works... I've just made this one and am ecstatic with the results. It works well with small wands, larger ones like yours... as well as those super massive ones made with string and sticks!

    http://soapbubble.wikia.com/wiki/Recipes_Guar_EAS

    I made the 'quickest mix' since it had a video tutorial. I plan on making up a huge batch and having a beaded bubble wand craft at my daughter's next birthday party. Thanks for the idea of doing different shapes and hammering them. Will have to experiment! :)

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