Beaded Bubble Wands

Beaded Bubble Wands

Here’s a fun summer art project by Jean Van't Hul. Kids will love designing their own beaded bubble wands! This also makes a great party or play-date activity.  

Materials  
Pipe cleaners  
Small wooden dowels (or cut a long one into sections)  
Assorted beads  
Hot glue gun  
Bubble solution

Instructions  
1. Twist one end of a pipe cleaner around the tip of a dowel.  

2. Thread beads along the pipe cleaner, leaving an inch or so clear. 

3. Bend the beaded pipe cleaner into a loop and twist the end around the dowel. Add a dab of glue from the hot glue gun to help hold the pipe cleaner in place.  

4. Dip the beaded bubble wand into bubble solution and wave it through the air to make magical bubbles.

Girl is blowing bubbles with a beaded bubble wand, you make yourself.

----------

Reprinted from The Artful Year (copyright 2015) by arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications Inc. www.roostbooks.com


Published June 2015

Thanksgiving Turkeys

Thanksgiving Turkeys

Decorate a Thanksgiving tabletop or mantle with this friendly turkey made from a water bottle and simple household items!Supplies: Package of coffee filtersPlastic water bottle (12-16 oz., full)Mask . . .

Read more

Thankful Jars

Thankful Jars

Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving by filling a decorated jar full of thanks! Give each guest one or more paper slips or paper leaves, and have them write what they are grateful for, read it al . . .

Read more

Fall Place Card Favors

Fall Place Card Favors

These festive favors double as place cards at the Thanksgiving table. Use them to stave off pre-feast hunger pains or take them home for later!Supplies Plastic zip top bags (snack size) Empty ce . . .

Read more

Thanksgiving Table Toppers Craft

Thanksgiving Table Toppers Craft

Make this Thanksgiving extra special by crafting these super cute tabletop decorations! Tools and Supplies For All Four Projects: 4 empty food canisters (from snacks, nuts, coffee, pet treats, etc. . . .

Read more

Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holders

Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holders

These cute crayon holders are perfect for the kids’ table, covered with butcher paper. The kids can draw, doodle and write about the things for which they are thankful. Thank you to Deborah at Super . . .

Read more

Art with Alyssa: DIY Fall Leaves

Art with Alyssa: DIY Fall Leaves

Celebrate the season by making fall leaves with a DIY printing plate made from Styrofoam. Print leaves onto paper just for fun or get creative and use the printing plate to make thank you cards, place . . .

Read more

Art with Alyssa: 25 Days ‘Til Christmas Advent Calendar

Art with Alyssa: 25 Days ‘Til Christmas Advent Calendar

Everyone loves advent calendars that reveal a daily surprise! There’s no candy in this DIY advent calendar—each surprise helps create new family traditions and holiday memories. Get the kids inv . . .

Read more

Sock Snowman Craft

Sock Snowman Craft

This cute sock snowman craft is easy enough to make with the kids from items you probably have on hand at home. Thank you to Deborah at Super Moms 360 for sharing her project with us.Supplies 1 l . . .

Read more

San Diego Family Magazine Logo

Be Family Informed – Sign up for our Newsletters below!