At my house summer time and blowing bubbles go hand in hand. In the evening time when the sun is starting to set and temperatures have cooled down a bit, you can find my kids outside with a bubble wand in hand watching their bubbles glow against the sunlit sky. Making cookie cutter DIY bubble wands is a great summer activity for kids, not only because they make amazing bubbles, but it also gives children an opportunity to use their creativity during the summer. With a plethora of cookie cutter shapes available, kids will have hours of fun all summer long with these simple DIY bubble wands. Combine these with this fantastic and easy bubble recipe and your summer bubble activities playtime is sorted!
How to Make DIY Bubble Wands with cookie cutter shapes
Cookie Cutter Bubble Wands – Supplies:
- pipe cleaners
- colorful beads
- cookie cutters shapes
These make cute bubble wands for kids. If you want BIG Bubbles – try this big bubble wand DIY. I think bubble wands of all sizes are so much fun!!!
Be sure to combine this activity with our homemade bubble solution – approved by the science museum in London and work perfectly with our Giant Bubble Wand too!
Shaped Bubble Wands – Instructions:
1. If you use small cookie cutter shapes for your DIY bubble wands, you’ll need one pipe cleaner per bubble wand. Start by wrapping the pipe cleaner around the cookie cutter, forming the shape of the cookie cutter. When you reach the end of the shape wrap the remaining pipe cleaner section around the shape a few times to close it shut. Then the remaining excess of the pipe cleaner becomes the handle for your bubble wand.
2. Thread the bubble wand handle with colorful beads. When you reach the bottom of the pipe cleaner with your beads, fold the pipe cleaner end up to secure the beads in place. We like to bunch the pipe cleaner up into a little ball on the end after bending it up to help it stay sealed shut.
3. If you use larger cookie cutters, plan for two pipe cleaners per DIY bubble wand. Mold the first pipe cleaner around the cookie cutter to form the shape. Connect the ends together to close it shut by wrapping the pipe cleaner around itself a few times. Then cut off any excess pipe cleaner piece with your scissors.
4. Fill the second pipe cleaner about half way full of beads. Bend the end of the pipe cleaner up to keep the beads in place. Then wrap the other end of the pipe cleaner around the pipe cleaner shape a few times to connect the two pieces together. Cut off any excess pipe cleaner with your scissors.
Now your DIY Bubble Wands are ready to play with – grab your bubble mixture, head into your backyard and have much fun making the biggest bubbles possible! Yay. Lots of fun bubbles to be made with kids of all ages.
Pour some bubble solution into a shallow dish, dip the pipe cleaner shape down into the solution and then blow bubbles through your bubble wand.
Did I mention how these DIY bubble wands produce some amazing bubbles?!! I think for younger children, the smaller cookie cutter shapes are more ideal. They resemble a size similar to a regular bubble wand.
Big kids will love the adventure of trying out bigger cookie cutter shapes when making their DIY bubble wands. The bubbles that came through these bubble wands were noticeably bigger which was a huge treat.
If you have a kid who loves bubbles as much as mine does they’ll more than likely try using two bubble wands at once. A kid after my own heart! These DIY bubble wands made from cookie cutters are always a guaranteed hit so make sure to include them in your summer activities this year!
Looking for more fun summer activities? Check out this DIY Funny Face Flip Book. It will provide hours of creativity and entertainment for your kids this summer.