Make Your Own Bubble Wands

This patriotic example is perfect for the Fourth of July!


Required Materials:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Bubble liquid

Optional (but Recommended) Materials:

  • Pony beads (to make a patriotic one choose red, white and blue beads)
  • A cookie cutter (to make a patriotic one try a star-shaped cookie cutter)


  1. Wrap the pipe cleaner gently around the cookie cutter until the pipe cleaner is molded into the shape of the cutter (note: if it loses its shape at any point, simply place it back on the cookie cutter to get the shape again!).
    1. If you don’t have a cookie cutter just carefully shape your pipe cleaner.
  2. Attach a straight pipe cleaner onto the shaped one; now you’ve made your wand!
  3. Add the pony beads to your wand in any pattern you would like, and secure them at the bottom by looping the last bead around the pipe cleaner. This step is just for looks – you can skip it if you don’t have beads!
  4. Ask your parent for a small bowl with some bubble solution and enjoy a day of bubble blowing in the summer!

Activity by Stephanie Zafferano, Fiske Site
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