Even kids that have grown into grandmas!
Tween and teen-aged grandchildren might think that they are too old for bubbles.
But they haven’t made bubbles with this bubble wand. This wand makes GIGANTIC bubbles. Gigantic LONG bubbles. Gigantic long bubbles that glows iridescent in the sunlight.
These bubble wands are super easy and inexpensive to make.
Here are the things that you will need:
- dowel stick
- cotton cording (NOT nylon!)
- jump ring that’s 3/4 inch in diameter
- wooden bead
Before I start with the directions, I want to have a fireside chat with you about the cording. Pull up your chair and make yourself comfortable.
I have a wand that has cotton cording. It works wonderful.
When I went on my merry jaunt to get cording so I could take pictures for this, all I could find was nylon cording.
Not a problem, I thought.
Boy! Was I ever wrong!
Nylon cording is not very absorbent. Which means it doesn’t soak up much of the bubble solution. Which means you can’t make bubbles very well. Which means your grandchildren will be frustrated. Voice of experience here.
So. Don’t. Buy. Nylon. Cording.
Got that? Good.
Now, the directions for making the bubble wand.
First, cut the cording so that it is 1 1/2 yards long. Make a loop and thread it through the jump ring.
Bring the ends through the loop so that you make a knot.
Pull it really tight so it is snug on the ring!
Slip the ring over the dowel.
Making sure the cording is straight and not in a tangle, push the ends of the cording through the wooden bead.
Push the dowel through the wooden bead making sure that the cording is in the bead. Push really hard to make sure the bead is holding the cording tight on the dowel.
Cut off the ends of the cording that stick out the top end of the bead.
Ta da! You are now ready to start making some seriously huge bubbles!
Make your bubble solution by mixing 2/3 cup of Dawn liquid dish soap with 2 quarts of water. I have used other liquid dish soaps but none of them work as well as Dawn. I think that is because they are ‘thinner’ soaps.
Pour the bubble solution into a cake pan.
Dip your wand cording into the solution making sure that the ring is in the solution too.
Carefully lift your wand out of the solution and let the ring slide down the dowel. Gently swing the dowel and watch your gigantic bubbles appear! If you walk as you go, you can make long bubbles!
Have fun making huge bubbles with your grandkids!
Psst! I demonstrated these big bubbles on The Place on Fox 13 television!