Learn how to make a DIY Bubble Wand ... it's an easy and super fun project that will keep your kids busy all summer!
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DIY Bubble Wand
I loved playing with bubbles when I was kid. There is something about blowing and chasing bubbles that is so fun, and I knew my niece would love a DIY Bubble Wand!
After searching my DIY Kids Pinterest board for ideas, I came across a cute, beaded bubble wand. It was so adorable, but there was no tutorial ... so decided to create my own!
These colorful, beaded wands are so easy to make, and I'm going to show you exactly how to do it!
You can easily put together multiple wands in under an hour. Plus, they're a great way to use up extra or random beads.
How to Make a Bubble Wand
Want to make your own bubble wand? Here's what you'll need:
- 20 gauge jewelry wire
- round nose pliers
- needle nose pliers
- wire cutter
- bead board
- beads of various sizes and shapes
- jump rings
Start by cutting a piece of wire about 18 inches long.
Wrap one end of the wire around your round nose pliers to create a loop. Leave a least an inch of extra wire on the end.
Hold the loop closed with your needle nose pliers.
Grab the short end of the wire with your round nose pliers. Use the round nose pliers to pull the wire and wrap it around the base of the loop 2 - 3 times (see below).
Trim the excess wire with the wire cutter. Press the cut end against the long wire smoothing out any rough edges with your pliers. Set aside.
Next, lay out your beads on the bead board.
Play around with the placement - mixing colors and alternating big and small beads - until you come up with a pattern you like.
The length should measure about 5 inches.
One by one, string your beads on the wire.
Using your needle nose pliers, grab the open end of the wire (right next to the top bead).
Bend the wire into a right angle, as shown below.
Wrap the excess wire around an object about 1-inch in diameter.
A bottle of craft paint works really well for this!
Hold the base of the circle together with the needle nose pliers. Use your round nose pliers to wrap the wire below the circle, as you did with the smaller loop.
Trim any excess wire with the cutter and smooth any sharp edges with the pliers.
To attach the charm, open a jump rings. Place the wand's small loop and a charm on the ring.
Then, gently twist the ends of the jump ring shut with your pliers.
And that's all there is to it ... your beaded bubble wand is complete!
I had so much fun with these that I made a few for friends, too.
Using the Wands (One Tip)
The wire is flexible, so if the wand gets bent out of shape during use, just straighten it back out.
You could also try using a heavier gauge wire, but it will be harder to work with.
These DIY Bubble Wands would be the perfect project to make with your crafty kids or to give as a gift.
Adults will have fun with the wands, too!
Have you made any fun kids crafts lately?