How to Make and use a Large Bubble Wand

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.

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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.

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Step 2: Attach Screw Eyes

Twist a screw eye into each of these pre-drilled holes.

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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.

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Thread a washer onto the 96-inch cord and slide the washer to the center of the cord.

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Tie each end of the long cord through the screw eyes on each dowel.

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Finished wand.

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  • 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!

(Image: Debbie Williams)
(Image: Debbie Williams)
(Image: Debbie Williams)
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