Make Homemade Bubble Wands

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Make Homemade Bubble WandsHappy Earth Day!

Today I have a post for you on making lovely homemade bubble wands.

We used the new and improved Artterro bubble wand kit, sent to us for review (and which also contains materials and instructions for making some fun garden art!), but if you’re feeling crafty and resourceful you could make bubble wands without a kit.

If you’re a craft store junkie (who, me?) with more time than money or just like working things out, then go the DIY route.

But even hard-core DIYers like me enjoy a good kit now and again.

The Artterro Eco Art Kits are my kind of art kit.

They contain beautiful, high quality materials, are accompanied by inspirational idea-filled brochures, and are made and packaged with the Earth in mind. But the real kicker for me is that while they are KITS, they are still wonderfully open-ended. There is no right or wrong way to create bubble wands or garden art or any other art or craft in the Artterro kits (and we’ve tried just about all of their art kits at this point).

Artterro Bubble Wand Kit

We were excited to try out Artterro’s bubble wand kit, partly because who doesn’t love a bubble wand?

And partly because Artterro just re-launched their entire line of eco art kits and I wanted to see what kinds of changes they had made. They are:

  • The addition of extra materials in the kits
  • Bonus projects
  • A brighter look
  • And an even more sustainable focus.

Among other changes, the packaging is now made from 100% recycled cardboard.

Make Homemade Bubble Wands

Make Homemade Bubble Wands

Maia, Daphne, and I got to work on making bubble wands with the kit.

Each kit has two painted wooden dowels so can officially be used to make 2 bubble wands. However, if you have a few sticks or dowels around, you could easily make several more with the amount of wire and glass beads included.

Maia and I poked wire through the holes at the tops of the wooden dowels, bent it into our desired bubble wand shapes, then looped it back down and wrapped it around the dowels to secure it.

Maia made a simple heart-shaped bubble wand (above).

 

Make Homemade Bubble Wands

Daphne and I collaborated to make a flower-shaped bubble wand.

The bubble wand kit says it’s for ages 8 and up, but Daphne, at 4, was able to participate at her own level.

Make Homemade Bubble Wands

I did the wire bending and cutting on our wand and she did the bead stringing (one of her favorite activities).

Make Homemade Bubble Wands

Here’s our finished flower bubble wand.

Make Homemade Bubble Wands

The kit doubles as a garden art kit, with thicker wire and bigger beads and marbles for the garden art.

Make Homemade Bubble Wands

Maia started creating a heart-shaped garden decoration…

Make Homemade Bubble Wands

But then decided they were too awesome as silly dress up glasses.

DIY Garden Art

So she created a spiral for the garden instead. The beads are meant to be attached by wrapping the thinner wire around them, but Maia had a bit of trouble with that, and decided to use scotch tape instead.

Have you made homemade bubble wands? Or garden art?

P.S. Tomorrow I’ll share photos from our afternoon of bubble blowing with our new homemade bubble wands!

As well as our favorite (super easy!) recipe for homemade bubbles…

If you’d like to try out this or other art kits, check out the new and improved arts and crafts kits in the Artterro shop or read on for an Artterro art kit giveaway.

 

Artterro Eco Art Kit Giveaway - 2 arts and crafts kits

Artterro Eco Art Kit Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To enter the giveaway for a chance to win both Artterro’s Deluxe Bubble Wand Kit as well as their Needle Felting Kit, leave a comment to this post by Friday, April 25th at 11:59 pm EST. After you leave your comment, make sure to tell the Rafflecopter widget that you commented and would like to enter the giveaway! Giveaway open to readers in the US.

Good luck!

Giveaway now closed.

This Artterro Eco Art Kit was sent to us for free to try out and review, by Artterro, an Artful Parent sponsor. All opinions expressed are my own.



 
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    • Hummer Klein says

      I have been making bubble wands since I was a little girl I make my own glass beads also. I use vynal covered close line wire .it comes in different shiney colors . Have lots of fun sell lots .I put up a tea cart a bowl of water or bucket on the ground. A wand to use and God bless you and yours .if you’re interested in calling me for more tips call 443-296-7699 ..ask for hummer take me over the moon with you please and lots of ♡ .

  1. Jeanine Clark says

    The bubble wands/ garden art are beautiful! I would love to check out this kit. :) this is the first time I’ve heard of Arttero and I am so impressed by all of their products! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

  2. Cassie D says

    We would be absolutely thrille to win those kits. Trying to save up for one now. Thank you for this chance to win them.

  3. Crystal says

    I had to hop over and check out the other Arttero kits available – these are just too cool! Thank you for the great opportunity to win one!

  4. Mary Somerville says

    What great kits! They leave a lot of room for kids own creativity. Thanks for review and giveaway!

  5. Sharon says

    The kids saw this post and they’re really excited to trying making Bubble Wands. And the Needle Felting Kit looks awesome too :)

  6. says

    We haven’t tried the Artterro kits yet, but they look fantastic! And my daughter loves both blowing bubbles and making things, so I’m sure she’d love the bubble wand kit.

  7. Diana Cote says

    I would love to win these. My daughter is crazy about bubbles and we have just recently started doing crafts together. This would be a great bonding and fun experience. :D

  8. Jade says

    Craft kits are such a great idea, my son is obsessed with bubbles now I’ll have to make him some large bubble blowers :)

  9. says

    My preschooler and I recently made homemade bubbles, but I didn’t even think of trying to make our own wands, too. What a wonderful project! Would love to try the kit :)

  10. --anu says

    My daughter decided that her next birthday party (in July) should be bubble themed and suddenly several of my favorite bloggers have bubble themed posts! I will definitely put making bubble wands into the list :)

  11. Clark says

    I was not familiar with Artterro kits until I read this post. But I love the idea of the bubble wands, and as a needlefelter myself, I can’t wait to check out the needlefelting and whatever other kits they have. I love the sustainable focus. Thanks for posting!

  12. Amy says

    I never thought of this! I would love a kit to help me get started, and hopefully after that we could use leftover bits that I have collected.

  13. katie says

    We love bubbles and have yet to make our own wands ( or bubbles for that matter) but that felting kit looks neat . My 6 year old really wants to work with needles! ;)

  14. Amy HH says

    I’d not heard of this company before. Thanks for the introduction! I’ll have to check out more of their merchandise and ideas. :-D My daughter LOVES blowing bubbles. I believe she was at it for about 3 hours the other day!

  15. Janet says

    I’m always looking for some sort of organized project for my son, which I why I like kits like these. We have a clear goal, and everyone right at our fingertips. I’m so grateful for people more creative than I am!

  16. Kameron says

    What a great project for this perfect spring weather! My boys are helping set up a garden and these decorations and bubble wands would be a perfect addition to our outside play time!

  17. Maura says

    These kits look amazing!!!!! Would love to win these for my daughter!!!
    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!!!!!

  18. Sarah says

    Love this! I’ve never seen a kit like this, and I think my toddler and I would have fun making some garden art together. Thanks!

  19. Paula says

    Nice!. I was looking for something to make as party favors for my sons birthday and these look like just the thing. :-)

  20. Erin m says

    These are LOVELY,a perfect addition to the ideas and projects I’ve been compiling for the girls for spring and summer! Thanks so much for sharing it

  21. Amanda says

    If it’s even remotely nice outside, my girls want to blow bubbles. The cheap, plastic wands that break after one use are the only ones I can find around here so thank you for the tutorial & info about these amazing kits!

  22. Megan N says

    How fun! I never knew this type of kit existed. My almost 5 year old would love creating her own bubble wand!

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