Wire-Wrapped Bubble Wands

for  Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.

  • Wire-Wrapped Bubble Wands
  • Bubble Wands


  • 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


  • Paintbrush
  • Wire cutters
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Wood saw
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 3. Once the basic shape is formed, continue to embellish with more wire and beads.
  • 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