Make Homemade Bubble Wands

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Make Homemade Bubble Wands

Happy Earth Day!

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

This post contains affiliate links.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.

Artterro Bubble Wand KitThey 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).

 

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.

More Kids Art Kits by Artterro

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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  • Reply
    Danzel
    April 22, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I love Artterro kits, and the idea of a bubble wand-making kit is too fabulous.

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    Cheyenne
    April 22, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Love this! Thank you for sharing!

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    Heather Murphy
    April 22, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    My kiddos are obsessed with bubbles and would be over the moon if we made our own bubble wands!

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      Hummer Klein
      May 29, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      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 ♡ .

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    hannah
    April 22, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    fun!

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    Emma
    April 22, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    What beautiful bubble wands! I never would have thought to add beads!

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    Athalea
    April 22, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    What fun!

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    Julie U
    April 22, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    How fun!!

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    annabelle
    April 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    These are fun and I love the idea of garden art, I’ll have to try this with my kiddos. Thank you!

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    Jennifer C
    April 22, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I need a bubble recipe…looking forward to to tomorrows post! My kids go through bubbles like crazy.

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    Vicki
    April 22, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I just learned needle felting. It’s such fun!

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    Jeanine Clark
    April 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    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! :)

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    Janet
    April 22, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Oh so fun! Nothing is better than bubble making :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Jess
    April 22, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Super FUN!! Thank you.

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    Nora
    April 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Can’t wait to try these!

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    Annette
    April 22, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    The perfect time of year for garden art. Ours is mostly dirt right now and needs some cheer.

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    susan
    April 22, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Looks like a fun project for several different age groups and abilities!

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    Tori Gamble
    April 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Looks like some very cool crafts, fun for everyone!

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    Melanie Browning
    April 22, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I love this! A little bit of fairy magic…

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    ler
    April 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I would love this!

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    Cassie D
    April 22, 2014 at 6:01 pm

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

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    Crystal
    April 22, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    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!

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    Sarah M
    April 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Love Artterro! And I love the bubble wand idea! My kids are bubble-makers all summer long, so I know they’d love this craft.
    Sarah M

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    Mary Somerville
    April 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm

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

  • Reply
    Andie
    April 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    This bubble wand kit looks like great fun!

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    Catherine
    April 22, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    We love both bubbles and beads!

  • Reply
    Linda Meyers-Gabbard
    April 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    My niece will love this. She will have so much fun.

  • Reply
    Lynn Porter
    April 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Love these kits!

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    Andrea D.
    April 22, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I love the idea of making your own Bubble Wands.

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    Robin
    April 22, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    SO AWESOME! thank you

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    Audrey Madrid
    April 22, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    More fun in the garden with a creative bubble wand! We would love this!

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    Amy
    April 22, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    These would be so great camping!

  • Reply
    Rachel A.
    April 22, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    We’d love to make some!

  • Reply
    Trish
    April 22, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I heart these kits!

  • Reply
    Karrie Zylstra
    April 22, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I loved the Artterro story building kit I found for my niece through your site, Jean. Another one would be grand:)

  • Reply
    Sharon
    April 22, 2014 at 7:47 pm

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

  • Reply
    Kiasa
    April 22, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    We would LOVE this! My 7 year old is always begging for more arts and crafts.

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    Kimberly
    April 22, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    What a fun project!!! Bubbles are in high demand at my house!!

  • Reply
    angelina
    April 22, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    thank you!

  • Reply
    Katie wewer
    April 22, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Love this! Thanks!

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    lara
    April 22, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    looks like a lot of fun. my son would be in heaven making his own bubble wand! thanks for the chance!

  • Reply
    Wendi Bushehry
    April 22, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Well, I love these kits, I teach a textile class and girls just love these kind of projects!

  • Reply
    Alicia Seale
    April 22, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Those are really cool. My child loves bubbles!

  • Reply
    Annette
    April 22, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Looks like tons of fun, my boys would love it!

  • Reply
    Marina
    April 22, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    My boys would love this!

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    Amy
    April 22, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    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.

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    Bernadette C @Aimless Moments
    April 22, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    We were just outside with bubbles yesterday….great outdoor activity for all ages!

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    Marie
    April 22, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I love these !!! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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    Diana Cote
    April 22, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    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

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    Jade
    April 22, 2014 at 9:14 pm

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

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    Susan
    April 22, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    We have been looking for garden art ideas… Love this!

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    Emilia
    April 22, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for posting about it!

  • Reply
    Erica
    April 22, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Those kits look wonderful. Haven’t seen them around here.

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    Carla
    April 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    These look lovely!

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    Cathy Pascual
    April 22, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Both my daughters love bubbles (9 and 4) so this would be awesome to win!
    fingers crossed :)

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    Jennifer Lombardo
    April 22, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I love these ideas can’t wait to make some with my son.

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    Sarah Travis
    April 22, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Ooooh, looks fantabulous :)

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    Deanna
    April 22, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Love this idea! Hope I win the kits!

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    Jacqueline
    April 22, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    The kits do look wonderful.

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    Miranda
    April 22, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I have this tucked away in my to do list of ideas. :)

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    Nancy
    April 22, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Love the bubble kit. Maybe it could be used to make some magic!!

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    Christy
    April 22, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    I have tried to make bubble wands with pipe cleaners and they just didn’t work. I could see this wire working much, much better. Thank you

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    Rachel Rich-Shea
    April 22, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    That bubble wand kit looks so fun! Love this company and the fact that it is made in the USA!

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    Shillu
    April 22, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Fun summer time toys.

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    Deanna K
    April 23, 2014 at 12:11 am

    This looks like so much fun!

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    Shifra
    April 23, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Very cool! I’d love to win! Thanks!

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    Melissa
    April 23, 2014 at 12:46 am

    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 :)

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    --anu
    April 23, 2014 at 1:12 am

    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 :)

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    Clark
    April 23, 2014 at 1:37 am

    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!

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    lili
    April 23, 2014 at 1:55 am

    looks like fun!

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    Skyforged
    April 23, 2014 at 2:17 am

    That’s really amazing. Thanks ! Love from France.

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    katy Rizzuti
    April 23, 2014 at 2:50 am

    Very inspiring! Great kit ideas! We love bubbles so this just makes it even more fun!

  • Reply
    Pavla
    April 23, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Beautiful giveaway!

  • Reply
    Michelle Canavan
    April 23, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Looks like so much fun and good for motor coordination too.

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    Amy
    April 23, 2014 at 6:41 am

    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.

  • Reply
    Joy
    April 23, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Their kits gave always looked fantastic. I’d love to try.

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    jessica
    April 23, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Looks super fun…something to do with my granddaughter

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    katie
    April 23, 2014 at 7:26 am

    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! ;)

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    Morgan
    April 23, 2014 at 7:35 am

    What a neat kit! My little artist would love it!

  • Reply
    rashmi
    April 23, 2014 at 8:28 am

    This would make my daughters very happy!!

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    Amy HH
    April 23, 2014 at 8:40 am

    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!

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    Janet
    April 23, 2014 at 8:59 am

    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!

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    Max
    April 23, 2014 at 8:59 am

    What fun!!! Thanks for such great ideas!

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    Jill Weng
    April 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Wow! There are so many possibilities with these. We’d really like to try!

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    Leanne
    April 23, 2014 at 9:33 am

    SOOOOO FUN!!!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Katie Harding
    April 23, 2014 at 9:50 am

    What a great craft! My boys LOVE bubbles and they will love this, thanks for sharing!

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    Kate
    April 23, 2014 at 9:51 am

    We’ve been working on some bubble projects recently, and that kit looks amazing!

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    Kameron
    April 23, 2014 at 10:18 am

    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!

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    Suzie
    April 23, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I have always wanted to try these kits and my girls love bubbles. Thank you!

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    Michelle
    April 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I’d love to win one of these for my kiddos! We love doing arts and crafts together.

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    Kelly A
    April 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Love these kits!

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    Lisa
    April 23, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Too cute! My kids would love this.

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    Poorva
    April 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Great kit…..my 4 year old would love them……may be we will have a bubble party with her friends.

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    Christie
    April 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Oh, what fun! Who doesn’t love blowing bubbles. I can’t wait to see your pics.

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    Maura
    April 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm

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

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    Melissa B
    April 23, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Love these kits! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Sarah
    April 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    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!

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    Elizabeth Z
    April 23, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    We love bubbles! Thanks for the sweet ideas…

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    Nathalie COUTARD
    April 23, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Great idea! I would love it for my daughters.

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    Kathleen
    April 23, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun!! Thanks.

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    RebeccaK
    April 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Oh how fun! My kiddos will love this.

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    Christine
    April 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Looks like a great kit and my daughter loves bubbles!

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    beth
    April 23, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Wow, those look wonderful! I have been wanting to try their kits…..crossing my fingers!

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    Lisa L
    April 23, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I would LOVE some garden art to make with my kids!

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    Paula
    April 23, 2014 at 7:33 pm

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

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    Beth garrison
    April 23, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    The bubble wand kit looks so awesome!

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    Carrie
    April 23, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Love this idea, and the kit looks wonderful! Can’t wait to try.

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    D.Mac
    April 23, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    My little one NEEDS art. She isn’t happy without it. We would love these crafty kits!

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    Geni
    April 23, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Looking forward to making our own bubble wands-the Arterra kits would be great additions to our craft area.

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    Debbie Ritenour
    April 24, 2014 at 12:45 am

    The bubble ward kit looks so fun!

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    Susan Jacobsen
    April 24, 2014 at 9:17 am

    The kits look like fun. I think my son would really have fun with this!

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    Poornima J
    April 24, 2014 at 9:27 am

    This looks like so much fun! I think my daughter would enjoy this.

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    Diana Bolstad
    April 24, 2014 at 9:33 am

    This is right uo my alley!

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    Megan G
    April 24, 2014 at 9:54 am

    The bubble wand kit looks like so much fun!

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    Erin m
    April 24, 2014 at 10:38 am

    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

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    LaTanya
    April 24, 2014 at 11:55 am

    They have some very nice kits.

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    Sadie B.
    April 24, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    My kids love these kits. They would like canvas book kit.

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    Dana Miller
    April 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Love it!! So fun. Thank you!

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    Jennifer
    April 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    This would be a fun activity! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Nathania
    April 25, 2014 at 3:24 am

    Lovely idea! Cannot wait to try out that. Bubble recipe

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    Janel
    April 25, 2014 at 8:56 am

    i would love to try this with my niece!

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    Amanda
    April 25, 2014 at 9:42 am

    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!

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    Mary
    April 25, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    My kids would LOVE this!

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    Katy
    April 25, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I want one for me!

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    Amy
    April 25, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    How fun!

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    Andrea
    April 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Ooooo….bubbles. What great warm weather activity.

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    Cindy
    April 25, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    The bubble kit is just perfect for Spring!

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    Jenn A
    April 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Yay for spring weather! We loooove bubbles and this is such a fun idea.

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    Wade lee
    April 25, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    This looks like a cute activity for the kids!

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    Anna D
    April 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Looks so fun! Thanks for sharing.

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    Megan N
    April 25, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    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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