Children love even ordinary bubbles, but imagine their delight at making and chasing bubbles more than twice their size! You can easily put together a wand to make these giant bubbles in just a few minutes.
Things You'll Need
- 1/2 inch dowels, 36 inch long, (2)
- 1/16 inch drill bit
- Handheld drill
- 1 1/16 screw eyes (2)
- Washer with 1/4 inch center hole
- 1/4 inch, 100% cotton cording, (12 feet)
Step 1: Pre-drill Holes
Using a 1/16 inch drill bit, pre-drill a hole in the side of each dowel, about 1/2 inch from the end of the dowel.
Step 2: Attach Screw Eyes
Twist a screw eye into each of these pre-drilled holes.
Step 3: Attach Cording
Cut the cording into two pieces, one 48 inches long and one 96 inches long. Tie each end of the 48-inch piece of cord to a dowel through the screw eye.
Thread a washer onto the 96-inch cord and slide the washer to the center of the cord.
Tie each end of the long cord through the screw eyes on each dowel.
We also made smaller versions for the little ones, using 18 inch dowels, two 12-inch cords and one 24-inch cord.
Step 4: Have FUN!!!
Dip the wand into bubble solution holding the dowels together. Slowly lift them out of the solution and allow to drip for a minute. Lift your arms, separating the dowels as you go. Step back a little and bring your arms back together again to close the bubble, or continue to walk making a giant trailing bubble as you go!