I don’t think I have every come across a child who doesn’t like bubbles. Over the years we have done a number of different bubble related activities. This time we have been making different types of bubble wands.

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For plastic straw bubble wands you will need:

  • Plastic straws
  • Glue gun

We stopped using plastic straws a few years ago, but we have had a few of them left over, sitting in one of my craft supply boxes.   Rather than just leaving them, I have given them a new lease of life.

Start by cutting your straws into small pieces.

Then glue them together in a shape that you want. I did try to make a circle, but that proved quite tricky. Hence the hexagon shape.

plastic straw bubble wands

These bubble wands make a really nice bubble cloud, which BB really enjoyed stamping on.

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How to make bubble wands out of old plastic straws.

To make wire bubble wands you will need:

  • Thin wire
  • Pliers
  • Beads (optional)

Cut the wire to the length that you need.

Bend the top part into the shape that you want, securing the end of it back to the bubble wand handle. Using the pliers for this will insure of a tight wrap.

Thread some beads up the handle. Secure the final bead in place by wrapping the end of the wire around the top of the bead.

bubble wands

Before handing it to your child, make sure that there are no sharp edges.

If you enjoyed these bubble wands be sure to check out my geometric bubble wands, bubble snakes, bubble science experiment, and my recipes for bubble mixture.

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How to make bubble wands using some wire and beads.