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Summer Craft: Bubble Wands

May 31, 2015

 

Looking for some homemade afternoon fun for the summer? Why not try making bubble wands? It's easy and fun to do.

 

All you need is

  • 1/2" diameter twigs from your yard

  • colored 20 gauge craft wire from the craft store

  • decorations

  • bubble solution

 

Cut your stick to approximately 4 or 5 inches in length, this can be easily done with a pair of kitchen or garden shears.

 

Start twisting your wire into what ever shape your imagination can dream up making sure to allow enough wire to twist to the twig "wand".  Using 20 or 22 gauge wire is easy to bend and easy to cut with kitchen shears or wire cutters. The most important thing is to make sure that your loops close completely to hold the bubble solution.

 

You can decorate your bubble wand however you may like, paint, beads, ribbons., whatever your inner muse suggests. Have fun with this!

 

Bubble Solution

 

Unbreakable Bubble Recipe
  • 3 cups water

  • 1 cup liquid dishwashing detergent

  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup

Simply stir the ingredients together to makethe bubble solution. You can use dark corn syrup just as easily as white corn syrup, but the solution will be colored. Also, you can add food coloring or glow paint to color the bubbles.

 

Glowing Bubbles

If you break open a yellow highlighter and allow the ink to soak into the water, the resulting bubble solution and bubbles willglow under a black light. Another option is to use tonic water in place of regular water. The tonic water bubbles will glow pale blue under a black light.

 

Bubble Clean Up

As you might guess, these bubbles are sticky. They will clean up with warm water, but it's best to blow bubbles outdoors or in a bathroom or kitchen so you won't have to un-stick your carpet or upholstery. The bubbles wash out of clothing.

 

 

Thanks to Ellie from Ellie Moon, Homebodies Unite and Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.

from about education.

 

 

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