Learn how to make a DIY Giant Bubble Wand and enjoy hours of fun with the best bubble recipe. Giant bubbles equal hours of summertime fun for everyone.
Are you looking for a fun activity for the whole family? GIANT bubble wands are where it’s at! There’s something about the beautiful round, smooth iridescent shine a giant bubble makes that make them so fun and mesmerizing.
HOW TO MAKE A DIY GIANT BUBBLE WAND:
A giant bubble wand is easy to make. With a few simple items, you’ll have a bubble wand ready for bubble making in no time.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 3/8″ dowel rods – I bought 36″ long rods then cut them in half to make two 18″ rods.
- 0.8″ eye ring screws
- 1/8″ 100% cotton rope
- 2 small or 1 large washer
ASSEMBLING GIANT BUBBLE WAND:
Start with the dowel rods. I found it was cheaper to by a 36″ long rod then cut it in half to make two 18″ rods. 18″ long rods for the wand seemed to be an optimal length. If you’re making a larger quantities as a party favor or for a large group and you want to save some money, you can try making the wands with 12″ long rods.
Once the wooden rods have been sized, add the eye ring screws to the end of the rods. You will need one eye ring screw for each rod. To make this process easier, we used a very small drill to create a guide hole. This allows the eye ring screw to twist in much easier and quicker.
Next, cut a piece of cotton rope. We cut ours to about 36″-42″ which made for a nice size bubble yet still easy enough to handle. Before tying the rope to the rods add the washer(s) onto the cotton rope. Don’t tie them on just string them on. You want them to be able to shift and move as the rods are pulled apart when making a bubble.
Tie one end of the cotton rope onto one of the eye rings attached to a rod. String the cotton rope through the other rod then back to the one with the tied end. Tie the second end of the rope to the same (first) rod.
That’s it! You just made yourself a giant bubble wand.
We made these bubble wands for our 2021 family reunion and a birthday party. For the birthday party each party goer got to decorate their wand with stickers and colorful sharpie markers. Then got to take their own wand home. It was a total hit!
WHY DO I NEED A WASHER ON THE BUBBLE WAND?
DON’T skip on the washer! The washer(s) add weight to the cotton rope and allows the string to open when the wet bubble mixture is on it. Without a washer it can be very hard to get the rope to open easily to create bubbles.
BEST BUBBLE RECIPE FOR GIANT BUBBLES:
We tried five different bubble recipes to find out which one was really the best. Find our favorite bubble recipe at the bottom of this post.
The five recipes included ingredients like glycerin, Dawn soap, corn starch, corn syrup, KY water-based lubricant and even backing powder.
To my surprise the recipe that did the best on a hot summer day was the recipe that included KY water-based lubricant and baking powder.
This giant bubble recipe created bubbles like this one my mom made during our daughter’s birthday party in May.
Are you ready to have hours of fun making giant bubbles? SWEET!
HERE’S OUR FAVORITE GIANT BUBBLE MIX RECIPE. HAVE FUN!
- 1/2 gallon water
- 1/2 cup Dawn dish soap (the blue kind)
- 1/2 tsp KY water-based lubricant
- 1/2 Tbs baking powder
- Add all ingredients into a jug or tube. Stir until all ingredients are dissolved.
- Make bubbles.
Allow the mixture to sit for 12-24 hours for best results. Stir bubble mixture before using.
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