Home School Life Journal From Preschool to High School

Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Summer "Bucket" List: Giant Bubble Wand

Cotton rope or cord; we used clothesline cord, cut into two pieces; one 35 inches, and one 70 inches
two wooden dowels, 36 inches long

two eye hooks; (Make sure you buy eye hooks that have fairly large loops on top, enough to fit the cord through)
one metal washer ring
bubble solution (see recipe below)

Screw the eye hooks into the top of the dowels.
Tie the shorter piece of cord on the top, and then thread the metal washer onto the longer piece of cord and hang it on the bottom. Bubble solution:
Into a bucket, add a gallon of distilled water.
Stirring SLOWLY , so as not to make lather, add in 12 oz. of Non-Ultra/Classic Dawn Original Scent (or 9 oz. of Ultra Dish detergent if necessary).
Stir in 3 Tablespoons (1 oz) of Glycerin (6 tablespoons if using Ultra detergent).

If you would like to see more photos of this bubble wand in action, Frugal Family Fun has some really nice photos.

Originally posted Aug 27, 2010


  1. Those are great bubbles!

    I'm so sad about Childhood Magic - but, it sounds like the right choice for where she's at.

  2. At the museum we went to today there ere giant bubbles. It was awesome

  3. Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday, great to see you again and love the new blog header! All the best!

  4. Thanks again for sharing these instructions! My kids had a ball with this!


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