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What could be more wonderful to make beaded bubble wands to blow bubbles with.
This could be a great craft for a birthday party and for a children's group. The decoration on this wand very simple to do but looks good. The wand itself is also surprisingly easy to make. The variations on this is endless, with a handful of beads you can make countless styles.
Make several and let the kids go wild with them. Everyone will have their favorite and these are inexpensive enough to make that you can let them go home with them. A beaded bubble wand is a great way to start off spring.
I used florist wire to make the bubble wand.
It is inexpensive and easy to buy at craft stores. It is also thin enough for beads to fit over.
Take a piece of wire 12 inches long. Find a round object like this glue stick that is 1 1/8 inch in diameter.
Place the middle of the wire around the glue stick and wrap to make a circle. With the two wires together start to gently twist them together to make a handle.
Make sure the circle is complete and does not extend into the handle or it won't make bubbles. Slide the bubble wand off the glue stick.
You can now start placing beads on the handle of the of the bubble wand.
For very young children you don't want to use beads that are very tiny as they might find it frustrating putting them on the thin wire.
Leave a little extra wire that you will pull up over the last bead.
And that is it. Simple, decorative and fun to make. A great craft project for the kids.
While using florist wire to make beaded bubble wands means that you will be able to use regular craft and necklace beads for the decoration but the wand will be delicate.
If treated roughly it will bend out of shape. You can easily put it make into shape by sliding it over the round circle you originally used and pressing it into a circle again.
You could use a thicker and sturdier wire but then you would have to find beads that have very large holes in them.
This is a fun way to use up odd bits of beads that you have left over from other projects.