Friday, April 24, 2009

$5 Friday -- Spring Shaped Bubble Wands

I've posted previously about how much the girls enjoyed our Homemade Bubble Solution. Today after Emily helped me weed the flower beds, we made our own Spring bubble wands!


To make your own Spring bubble wands, you will need: 12" wooden dowels, thin-gauge wire, some electrical tape, and some cookie cutters.


Wrap the thin gauge wire very tightly around the cookie cutter and twist ends together. Wrap the ends around the wooden dowel, and add electrical tape to cover any sharp edges from the wire-ends.


Here's the cost breakdown for today:

Wooden Dowels = $1.99 for pack of 15
Thin-Gauge Wire = $1.35
Electrical Tape = on hand

Total Cost = $3.34

18 comments:

jennwa said...

I made the homemade bubbles and I will be making these too. Thanks.

Ivy said...

Now I have something to make the next time we make bubbles!

~Bobbi~ said...

Wonderful idea! Now I just need to rummage through the dirty garage for the electrical tape!

Valerie said...

Bobbi, I had to do the same thing! LOL But it was well worth it. Have fun! :-)

Frances said...

What a great craft!! And the pics of your girls are beautifu!

I gave you an award! Check it out when you have time!

Have a great weekend!

EntertainingMom said...

i love this! I have a great bubble solution and this will tie in perfectly!!

Denise said...

We'll be making a trip to Hobby Lobby today. These look so fun. My five year old wants to make them today!

littlebear said...

That is so awesome! Now I have a new activity to add to my "spring week" themed activities!

The girl who painted trees said...

Your blog always inspires me. I left you an award on my blog. You can check it out here: http://theadventuresofbear.blogspot.com/2009/04/another-award.html .

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Woman, I swear, you are amazing!

Val

Sarah and Jack said...

These are super cute.

Val in the Rose Garden said...

I bet you could use masking tape either instead of, or over those sticky ends and it comes in TONS of colors now. We have all sorts of fun with masking tape:

http://rosegardenhomeschool.blogspot.com/2008/09/first-days-of-school.html

Backyard hopscotch anyone?

Val

sunnymama said...

This is such a great idea (and the homemade bubble solution)!

Valerie said...

@ The girl who painted trees -- Thank you so much, that is so sweet of you and very much appreciated. Thanks so much for thinking of us!

@ Val in the Rose Garden -- I think masking tape would work well too! As long as it keeps the wire from poking through, it should be fine. It's probably cheaper too.

Sarah said...

very fun and easy! My girls woud love this...it's now on the list :) Thanks for likning to Kid Friendly Friday! Enjoy the rest of your weekend~

Stephanie Griffith said...

Those are so cute!

Mary @Raising 4 Godly Men said...

Hi, I wanted to let you know that I just loved finding your blog and these are GREAT ! I linked you in this weeks Tightwad Tuesday Meme b/c it went along so well with what I was posting.

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Canadagirl/709895/

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. Awesome craft project. Keep up the good work.
Thanks
Vilma

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