Wire-Wrapped Bubble Wands

Materials

  • Wooden dowels, 5/16”, three
  • Wood stain or paint color of choice
  • Copper wire: 16, 20 and 22-gauge
  • Assorted beads of choice
  • Bubble liquid and bucket

Tools

  • Paintbrush
  • Wire cutters
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Wood saw

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cut dowels to two-foot lengths. Paint or stain dowels; set aside to dry. Draw bubble wand designs on paper. Cut 16-gauge wire to appropriate length, allowing additional length for decorative curls and spiral that attaches to dowel. Quick Tip: Use 16-gauge wire for basic shape and thinner, more flexible 20 and 22-gauge wire for decorative details.

STEP 2

  • Attach wire to a piece of scrap dowel, then create basic shape following sketched design. Keep the shape flat so it can be easily dipped into a pan or bucket of bubble liquid.

STEP 3

  • Once the basic shape is formed, continue to embellish with more wire and beads.

STEP 4

  • Remove wire from the scrap dowel and attach it to the painted or stained dowel. Attach more wire and beads along the dowel as desired.

Long-Lasting Bubbles

  • 1. Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, 1 oz.
  • 2. Glycerin, 1 oz.
  • 3. Water, 1 c
for Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
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