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DIY Giant Bubble Maker

Last week we had a first “everyone in the family was sick week.” So, I took a little break from the computer to give my kids (and hubby) some extra TLC and give myself a chance to get better. Good news is everyone is on the mend and feeling much better!

A couple of weeks ago my husband went surfing and there was a guy standing on a cliff making these giant bubbles that would float in air and travel for close to a mile down the beach. Being that it was Easter weekend, he thought it would be fun to make these for the girls. He surveyed all the tools the guy was using and came up with this really cool giant bubble maker.

The girls has a blast chasing these gigantic bubbles in our backyard! It was a great activity for them 🙂

Here’s everything you need to make these fun bubbles.

Supplies:

1: (1) 6 foot long piece of  3/4″ round wooden dowel  (available at any hardware store for about 3$).

The wooden dowel will be cut into two 3′ long pieces.

2: (2) simple metal mug hooks. (I used 1″ brass hooks, but any metal hooks will do).

3:  8 feet of of “bulky” or “super bulky”  yarn cut into 3 pieces: 20″, 34″ & 42″

4: A bucket for your bubble mix.

5: Bubble mix  (Or mix your own with; 6 cups water, 1 cup corn syrup, 2 cups dish soap = industrial strength bubbles)

Tools:  A saw to cut the dowel (many hardware stores will do it for you if you ask), a pair of pliers and scissors to cut the yarn.

Making Your Gigantic  Bubble wands:

Cut the dowel into two 36″ pieces

Screw a hook into one end of each of the dowels. (The dowel should be soft enough to screw the hooks into without drilling, hold the hooks with pliers if it is tough to do).

Cut the yarn into the three pieces as stated above and tie loops at the end of each piece.

Loop one end of each piece of yarn onto the hook on each dowel. When all the yarn is on the hooks, take the pliers and squeeze the hook closed.

You should now have two wands that you can hold at one end with the other end connected by 3 pieces of yarn (short, medium and long).

Dip the yarn end into the bucket with the bubble mix and spread out the ends of the yarn and hold into the wind and watch the kids go crazy!

One Response

  1. Amelia said on April 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    How fun! M is so adorable. 🙂 Love her outfit.