DIY Bubble Wands

How to make bubble wands using items from around the house

What do you need?
  • 70ml washing up liquid
  • 20ml glycerin
  • 1 ltre cold water
  • Bubble wands in waiting: a tennis racket, fly swat or carpet beater
  • A bundle of straws
  • Sellotape
  • 1m string
  • A large flat vessel for dipping your giant bubble wand in

As with any activity, they will need an adult to help them.

  • How many can do this?
  • Will suit what age?
  • How long does the fun last?

The simplest things are often the best with small kids. Bubbles never fail to put a smile on faces wherever you go.

Step 1
Step 1

First of all mix up your homemade bubbly mixture. Simply put 1 litre of cold water in your large bucket and add 70ml washing up liquid and 30ml glycerin. Get the kids to give it a good stir.

Step 2
Step 2

Next you need to make your homemade bubble wands. Here are few ideas:

Hunt around the house for everyday items that can be given a new lease of life: tennis rackets, fly swats and carpet beaters make fantastic bubble wands for example. The simplest one for small kids is to get a bundle of straws

Step 2

Get a bundle of straws, tape them securely together and bingo, you have an instant bubble wand. Simply dip in the bubble mixture and encourage the children to blow

You can make a giant bubble wand by threading two straws on a 1m length of string and then tying the string together to make a circle. Get the kids to use the straws as handles, and encourage them to dip their giant wand in the mixture and then drag it about to create some giant bubbles