Just for Kids: DIY Bubble Wand

Before I left for my trip last week, I wanted to make a gift for my niece. I was looking at my DIY – Kids Pinterest board for ideas and came across a cute, beaded 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! There was no tutorial, so I decided to make my own.

DIY Bubble Wand | Hello Little Home #craft #kids #bubblesThese DIY bubble wands are so easy to make; you can put together multiple wands in under an hour. Plus, they’re a great way to use up extra beads.

DIY Bubble Wand: Supplies | Hello Little Home #craft #kids #bubblesHere’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
  • charms

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.

DIY Bubble Wand: Creating Loop | Hello Little Home #craft #kids #bubblesHold 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.

DIY Bubble Wand: Wrapping Wire| Hello Little Home #craft #kids #bubblesNext, 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.

DIY Bubble Wand: Laying Out Beads | Hello Little Home #craft #kids #bubblesString your beads on the wire.

DIY Bubble Wand: Adding Beads to Wire | Hello Little Home #craft #kids #bubblesUsing 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.

DIY Bubble Wand: Bending Wire | Hello Little Home #craft #kids #bubblesWrap the excess wire around an object about 1-inch in diameter. A bottle of craft paint works well.

DIY Bubble Wand: Creating Loop | Hello Little Home #craft #kids #bubblesHold 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.

DIY Bubble Wand: Closed Loop | Hello Little Home #craft #kids #bubblesTo attach the charm, open a jump ring. Place the wand’s small loop and a charm on the ring. Gently twist the ends of the jump ring shut with your pliers.

DIY Bubble Wand: Closing Jump Ring | Hello Little Home #craft #kids #bubblesYour bubble wand is complete! I had so much fun with these that I made a few for friends, too.

Tip: the wire is flexible, so if the wand gets bent out of shape during use, just straighten it back out.

DIY Bubble Wand | Hello Little Home #craft #kids #bubblesThis would be the perfect project to make with your kids or for a gift. Adults will have fun with the wands, too!

Have you made any fun kid’s crafts lately?

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22 thoughts on “Just for Kids: DIY Bubble Wand

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  2. Robyn

    These are fabulous, Ginnie! I would have loved one of these as a child – so special. I love bubbles too and buy them for my nieces and nephews all the time. Thanks for sharing this. Pinned and Stumbled! Have a great weekend.

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