Homemade Bubble Wands and Solution

 Lately, we have been blessed with some awesome weather. It’s bright and sunny, which makes it feel like summer! Since we’re closing our unit on the letter ‘B’, I thought it was fitting to end it with a fun summer activity– BUBBLES! Kids of all ages enjoy bubbles. Even little toddlers get a kick out of watching the bubbles, running to try to catch them, and squealing when they pop! My little toddler laughs so much with bubbles.
Bubbles!
Today I’m excited to show you how to make your own bubble wands and bubble solution! It’s so easy and I think they’re better than the store-bought kind. First, I’ll show you how to make the wand. To begin, you’ll need some clay that can be oven-baked. I found mind at Michael’s for $1.57 each and I bought two colors.
Teaching Mama: Clay for making your own bubble wandYou roll it out until you have a long snake and then twist it to make a shape at the top. You can even take two colors and swirl them together. It makes for a fun look!
Rolling the ClayYou can be really creative in how you make your wand. We made several different shapes, which was good for reviewing shapes with Troy.
How to Make a Bubble WandAfter you have your bubble wands made, lay them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven according to the directions of the clay. My brand recommend baking at 275 degrees for 20 minutes. Then let it cool completely before using it.
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Now, you’ll need some bubble solution for these adorable wands! This recipe is so easy and works super well! Here’s what you need:
1 cup of water
1/3 cup of dish soap
1/6 cup of honey
Pour the ingredients into a mason jar or cup with a lid. Shake to mix them up. It may look frothy, but just let it sit for awhile or scrap off the top layer of bubbles.
How Make a Bubble Wand and Bubble SolutionThen have fun! Troy hasn’t mastered blowing bubbles completely, but occasionally will blow a bubble! These wands really are great for kids’ small hands. They are easy to hold and make great bubbles.
Blowing Bubbles Look how large my hubby’s bubble got!!
Big Bubble from Homemade Bubble SolutionYou have to try this activity out!!! Seriously…what is summer without blowing bubbles with your kids?

Comments

  1. Wow, this looks amazing! We’ll definitely have to try it this summer! Pinned to my “outdoor play” board.
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  2. Really cool idea! Thanks for sharing on Montessori Monday!
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  3. What a terrific idea. Please share it (and any others) on my family-focused Kid Corner @ http://wp.me/p280y0-SQ. You may just get highlighted next week :-) Jennifer
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  4. This is too funny because I was planning to make bubble wands next week! Then I come here and see you shared our snake bubbles! Thank you for that! We will still make ours because I have another plan in mind! :)
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  5. I just made bubble wands out of craft wire and decorated with beads – it was a project at our parent-child class! My son was out a few hours ago testing them with OUR bubble solution!! :) Yeah for bubbles!

  6. This is great! What fun for Screen-Free Week! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Playdough and Craft Recipe Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/playdough-craft-recipes/
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  7. How creative! I know my kiddos would get a total kick out of making these this summer. Love that great big bubble. Impressive!

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