By Noreen Doll.
Making bubble wands is a fun project for a lazy summer day.
Recycle milk jugs to make them, and you can get several wands from one jug.
Then the wands can be decorated with Sharpies, and can be as fancy or colorful as the creator wishes.
Clean empty Milk Jug
How to Make Milk Jug Bubble Wands.
Tips for crafting with milk jugs.
1. Draw the wand shapes you want to make on the sides of the milk jug.
Be sure to make the rim of the wand wide enough so it doesn’t tear.
I used a pencil, going over each line several times. I was able to erase the line after I cut it out.
I used the black Sharpie here so the patterns would show up in the photo. If you use a Sharpie, you can erase it with alcohol – or cut inside the lines.
2. Cut a large area around the wands first to remove them from the milk jug.
Then cut the wand out on – or just inside – the pattern line.
3. Punch 2 holes right next to each other just inside the center of the bubble wands.
Use the holes as a place to start cutting the center with the scissors.
Cut out the center of each bubble wand.
4. The bubble wands can now be used, or the kids can decorate them colorfully with the markers.
To use the milk jug bubble wands, dip them in the bubble solution and gently blow bubbles, or wave the wands in the air to release the bubbles.
Homemade Bubble Solution
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup liquid dish washing soap
5 drops glycerin (OR 1 tsp sugar if you don’t have glycerin)
Optional: Add a couple of drops of food coloring for extra magic.
Mix all ingredients together, and store in a container that’s a good size for dipping your milk jug bubble wand into.
Super Giant Bubbles Recipe
12 Cups Water
1 Cup Dish Soap
1 Cup Cornstarch
2 Tablespoons Baking Powder (not soda)
Place ingredients in clean bowl or bucket. Stir gently. Do not create bubbles. Let sit for an hour before use.
© Noreen Doll
Stopping by from Sundae Scoop!
Great idea to do with kids! TFS
Great way to recycle. Looks like a fun thing to do with the kiddos! Visiting from Super Sunday.
What a clever idea to do with kids. Visiting from Raising Imperfection Blog Hop.
Have a wonderful weekend,
What a smart idea!
What a great idea! I just pinned this to my pinterest board and I can’t wait to try it later this summer!
I have a son obsessed with bubbles this summer – he would LOVE this!
Can’t wait to see what you do next!
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Have a great day!
Super cute. Pinned and shared on facebook. Stop by http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/07/bicycle-basket-up-cycle.html
Lanaya | Raising Reagan says
What a great idea using milk jugs!
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This is such a cute idea! I’ve got to do this with my kids! Thanks for sharing it.
Love this idea. Perfect for summer and parties!! Pinning and tweeting. 🙂 Have a lovely day!
This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂
What a great idea! I’ve never thought to use a milk jug! Thanks for sharing!
This is perfect for my grandkids! They still love bubbles, and I must do this the next time they visit. Thank you so much for sharing.
What a great use of old milk jugs! We are always looking for our wands so we will have to try this!
What fun! And a great use of an old milk jug!
These look like they would be so much fun! My son loves anything to do with bubbles so I’m sure he would have an absolute blast! I’ll definitely be pinning to remember for later! Thanks for sharing!
What a clever idea to make use of old milk bottles!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
WOW!! I love upcycling milk jars but could not think beyond using them as planters. This is very innovative. Thanks for sharing. Pinning it.
Happier Than A Pig in Mud says
This is a cute idea! I can see the kids having fun decorating them with the markers:@)
very creative! I’ve pinned this.
Small Fine Print
Linda @ A La Carte says
What a great and thrifty idea! Thanks for sharing at TTF. I will make some of these for my grandson!
What a great way to recycle! My girls love to play with bubbles, so I know they’ll enjoy making their own bubble wands. Now we need to finish up that gallon of milk. 🙂
TaMara @ Tales of a Pee Dee Mama
Noreen, I can’t stand it!! It’s so awesome. OMG!!!!! I just like the way they look. My first thought was scissors … a fun decorative element. It dragged me right in. But bubble wands? That’s even more fun. Then you can buy the big bottles. Cool, girl. Keep it going. Linda
Great idea, we’ll have to try it!
Sugar Aunts says
This is so creative! We are featuring your post tomorrow on Share It Saturday. 🙂
Colleen at Sugar Aunts
Carrie This Home says
I love this–easy and a great way to reuse old milk jugs!
This is such a clever idea to reuse milk jugs (or water jugs in our case). We featured you at Our Sunday Best and at Pinterest.
Thanks for sharing last week,
Thanks for sharing the great wand idea and recipes!
I love everything about these fun repurposed bubble wands. Pinning now. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday.
Cynthia L. says
I just love these and know kids would too!
I am sharing this post in the Top 10 Favorites of the In and Out of the Kitchen. Thanks for sharing.
Your project has been featured this week on my blog!
Mrs. Sarah Coller says
So many milk jug crafts! Thanks for sharing on my blog hop!
This is the second milk jug craft I have seen recently. I love the idea! Thanks for sharing; hope your having a great week!
Kathy Penney says
This is so clever! My kids love bubbles and I know my oldest would love doing the craft too! I love that you recycled the milk jug. Thanks for sharing it. Pinning it to my Kids Craft Board. Hope you come back soon!
Love the recycling aspect of this project!
Have a wonderful week!
I love your festive bubble wands. Thanks for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday. I always enjoy your fun ideas.