My girls absolutely love blowing bubbles. It is their favorite summer pastime. Bubble fun is easy, cheap, and can even be turned into a science lesson! Check out these easy-to-make DIY bubble blowers and learn how to make your own bubble blower today. Updated with new links for 2021.
We are always looking for fun crafts and activities to do in the summer. Homemade bubble blowers will keep your kids happy and entertained during the summer. It is also super simple to make with items you can find around your house.
Scroll down to get the details on how to make a DIY bubble blower!
Why have I chosen to focus on bubble blowers? It is because bubble blowers ROCK. Any child will agree.
Bubbles are an easy way to keep kids occupied and having fun outdoors.
However, playing with bubbles is not just a fun activity. Blowing and playing with bubbles also has a developmental benefit for our kids.
Here are some bubble activities and bubble blower benefits for your children as they grow:
-Fine motor skills
-Visual tracking skills
-Sensory processing skills
-Hand and eye coordination
-Calms children down and focuses them on playing
It’s awesome to know when our kids are developmentally excelling and having fun.
Teaching kids how to make their own bubble blowers is a great way to incorporate critical thinking and STEM into their bubble play at home.
What is the best homemade bubble solution?
When I was growing up, we used plain ole’ water and dish soap, but some people like to add a little sugar since it helps thin it out a bit. While some add glycerin to their homemade bubble solutions, it’s not a common household ingredient like sugar.
Following a simple homemade bubble solution recipe from things you already have on hand is a win!
What can you use instead of a bubble wand?
There are many household items that can be used to create an easy bubble wand. Here are some supplies you likely have on hand:
- plastic cups
- plastic soft drink bottles
- pipe cleaners
- plastic funnel
- drinking straws
DIY Bubble Blowers You Can Make from Home:
Make your Own Bubble Blower Craft Tutorial – This step-by-step tutorial includes pictures and instructions for a simple DIY bubble blower.
Bubble Blower Out of Pool Noodle – This bubble blower is super easy to make, and who doesn’t have a pool noodle around during the summer? Cut the pool noodles in various lengths, pour the soap on plates or bowls, place noodles on plates, and then BLOW!
Water Bottle Bubble Blower – Making a bubble blower for your kids does NOT have to be complicated. It can be as simple as can be and have the same fun effect. Learn how to reuse your used water bottles to make awesome bubbles.
DIY Upcycled Water Balloon Adapter Bubble Blowers – Chances are you may have some water balloon fights this summer. If you have any balloon adapters laying around after your water balloon fight, do NOT throw them away. You can easily make this DIY upcycled bubble blower.
The Best Bubbles with Water Bottles – The warm temperature outside means extra water bottles all around the house. Don’t throw them in the recycle bin just yet. Try this awesome bubble recipe and this water bottle bubble blower idea.
International Delight Creamer Bottle Bubble Blower – I really miss International Delight creamer from America. They just don’t have those here. My favorite was the Christmas Edition Peppermint Mocha. No matter what your favorite flavor is, clean the empty bottle and use it as the coolest homemade bubble blower.
Bubble Snake Blower with Upcycled Materials (Socks) – I bet you never think about socks when you think about blowing bubbles. Well, there is always a first time everything. Besides making bubbles with socks, you can also learn how to make homemade and unbreakable (almost) giant bubbles.
DIY Giant Bubble Blower – If you are tired of the same old circular bubbles from the local store, then these DIY bubble blowers will be a fun change. Blow HUGE bubbles instead.
Upcycled Wands Giant Bubbles – This resource tells you the secrets to blowing the biggest bubbles and how to make them last the very longest. The wands are made with paper towel rolls for upcycling, and don’t forget to decorate the wands.
Make Your Own Plastic Cup Bubble Blower – Plastic cups may not be the best thing for our environment. SO, If you have some leftover cups, at least reuse them for something super fun. Kids of all ages can make this simple plastic cup bubble maker.
Tensile STEM Project for Square Bubbles – I bet you never thought that bubbles can be anything other than circular in shape. The STEM activity will have kids build a pyramid with straws and other simple materials to create these oddly shaped bubbles.
Six Pack Plastic Can Holder Bubble Blower – I really hope there aren’t many plastic can holders used anymore (they are horrible for sea animals), but if you have some, keep them! These free printable homemade bubbles and bubble blower instructions will show you how to put those plastic can holders to good use.
Straw Multi-Color Bubble Shooter – Colorful straws are perfect for making your very own bubble shooter. Kids will love how colorful they can make their bubble shooters.
Bubble blower activities:
Painting Ideas for Kids with Bubble Blowers – You only need two ingredients (bubbles and food coloring) for kids to start enjoying bubble blower painting fun. Grab some paper plus these ingredients and bubble blower to create your summertime masterpieces.
Making Homemade Bubble Bouncing Recipe – Learn how to make bubbles that bounce on your hand using only 3 ingredients. This recipe makes the bubbles strong enough that they can actually bounce on your hands. Super cool!
Rainbow Foam Bubble Sensory Play Activity – It will only take you ten minutes to whip up this batch of fluffy rainbow soap foam sensory fun. Fill a sensory bin so kids can have some hands-on fun with foamy bubbles.
Freezing Bubble Experiment – If you live in the colder weather, this can work for you outdoors, but you can also use your refrigerator or freezer. Watch your bubbles freeze and then crack apart, it looks super cool.
Make Your Own Wire Hanger Bubble Wands – This activity is actually pretty awesome. Grab some wire hangers (I have a gazillion at home) and use needle-nose pliers to shape your wire hanger into cool shapes and more. You can even paint the wires in cool colors.
Create Bubble Wands from Kitchen Utensils – Think cookie cutters are just for cookies? Think again. There are so many kitchen tools that can be used to make the coolest shaped bubbles. Check this link out to learn how to put your kitchen tools to use even when you aren’t baking.
Check out some more activities for outside fun this summertime:
DIY Outdoor Games Perfect for Hot Weather – These games are perfect for getting outdoors and making the most out of the summer season.
Free Sumer STEM projects – Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is perfect for any season, so grab these projects to share with your kids in the summertime.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!