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How to Make DIY Bubble Wands with Beads

by Jean Van't Hul
January 1, 2022
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These DIY bubble wands made with pipe cleaners and beads are a fun kids’ craft project. Plus, the finished bubble wands are beautiful and work great!

Updated January 2022

These gorgeous DIY bubble wands are so much fun to make! Aren’t they just beautiful with the beads catching the sunlight? Plus, they work remarkably well with our homemade bubble solution.

As a DIY project, this doesn’t take much in the way of materials — simply pipe cleaners, beads, and wooden dowels (although popsicle sticks or natural sticks from the backyard would work, too).

If you’ve been wondering how to make a bubble wand, here’s how we made them…

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DIY Bubble Wands with Beads

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MATERIALS

How to Make DIY Bubble Wands

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. String beads

    Start by stringing beads onto a pipe cleaner.

    Make Beaded Bubble Wands

    This is a great fine motor activity for little hands, too!

    Make Beaded Bubble Wands

  2. Attach pipe cleaner to the dowel

    Once you have your beads strung onto the pipe cleaner, twist it onto the end of a dowel. You can add a bit of hot glue from the glue gun to make sure they stay in place.

    Make Beaded Bubble Wands

We took the wands out to the garden with a bowl of homemade bubble solution.

Make Beaded Bubble Wands
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And blew bubbles!

DIY Bubble Wands with Pipecleaners and Beads
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Look at all of those extra big bubbles made with these wands!

Ah… What would summer be without bubbles?

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How to Make DIY Bubble Wands with Beads

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