Making Geometric Bubble Wands

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This is a fun all-ages craft for the summertime! Using just pipe cleaners and equal-sized bits of drinking straws you can create standard and advanced geometric shapes. Dip into your favourite bubble solution and have a great time! This is a fantastic craft for learning about shapes and dimensions.

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 wands

Supplies:

• scissors
• drinking straws
• long pipe cleaners

Steps:

1. To make a standard triangle bubble wand, you will need one pipe cleaner and 3 pieces of straw.
2. Place the 3 pieces of straw on one end of the pipe cleaner and leave some overhang so you can twist it into place in the next step.
3. Form a triangle with the straws, then twist the overhanging end of the pipe cleaner onto itself right under the triangle.
4. To make a 3D triangle bubble wand, you will need 2 pipe cleaners and 6 pieces of straw.
5. Make the same base as the last triangle wand with the little overhang.
6. Twist a second pipe cleaner onto the first one to make it longer.
7. Slide two pieces of straw onto the pipe cleaner.
8. Thread the end of the pipe cleaner into the top of the triangle.
9. Pull taut and you will have 2 triangles side by side.
11. Now fold up the second triangle towards the first triangle.
12. Now slide the end of the pipe cleaner into the straw so it meets with the little overhang bit.
13. Pull taut. Twist the overhang onto the long pipe cleaner.
14. To make a standard square bubble wand, you will need 1 pipe cleaner and 4 pieces of straw.
15. Place the 4 pieces of straw onto the pipe cleaner, leaving a bit of overhang.
16. Form into a square shape, then twist the overhang bit onto the long pipe cleaner.
17. To make the 3D cube bubble wand, you will need 4 pipe cleaners and 12 pieces of straw.
18. Make the standard square bubble wand base with the little overhang.
19. Attach a second pipe cleaner onto the end of the first one.
20. Slide on 3 pieces of straw.
21. Push the end of the pipe cleaner into the top of the first square.
22. Pull taut. Now you have 2 squares side by side.
23. Slide 2 more straws onto the pipe cleaner.
24. Twist on a 3rd pipe cleaner to make it longer.
25. Now bend the first square up towards the second one.
26. Pull the end of the pipe cleaner through the top straw of the first square.
27. Pull taut. Now you have 3 squares.
29. Bring the pipe cleaner under the corner of the 3rd square. Loop it over then thread it through the straw.
30. Add another pipe cleaner if you need more length. Add another straw piece.
31. Push the pipe cleaner through the straw so it meets with the little overhang piece.
32. Make some strong bubble solution by using 4 parts water, 1 part dish soap, and 2 parts fine granulated sugar. Dip and play!

July 27, 20190 found this helpful

July 28, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you! Kids seem to love these types of things. Okay, so do I :D