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How to Make DIY Bubble Wands with Beads

by Jean Van't Hul
June 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 March 2024

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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Photo by Andrea Martelle

DIY Bubble Wands with Beads

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How to Make DIY Bubble Wands


  1. String beads

    Start by stringing beads onto a pipe cleaner.

    stringing beads on pipe cleaner

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

  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.

    homemade bubble wand

    You can add a bit of hot glue from the glue gun to make sure they stay in place.

    homemade bubble wands

We took the wands out to the garden with a bowl of homemade bubble solution. And blew bubbles!

We love the extra big bubbles made with these wands!

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Photo by Andrea Martelle

Ah… What would summer be without bubbles?

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