Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Big Bubble Wand
Re: Big Bubble Wand
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 08:46:42 -0500
I have not made these but have seen them and will describe what I
It looked like they used the type of nylon webbing that is used for
The two ends of the webbing were threaded through a plastic or metal
ring that both the webbing and dowel would fit through.
The two ends were then attached(nail, staple, tied?) to the end of
the dowel rod.
The ring would be around the dowel rod and slid to the attachment
end. The webbing would then be laid in the bubble solution(was in a child's
wading pool) and allowed to soak for a minute.
The rod was pulled out and held horizontal. The ring would be pulled
to make the loop (and the bubble) bigger and as the bubble grew it would be
closed to seal the bubble up.
They also used a typing paper sized sheet of cardboard that had a
hole cut out of the middle. This would be placed in a cookie sheet filled
with bubble solution and then lifted to make a large bubble. You could also
make these out of wire hangers with cloth woven around it to hold the bubble
Hope this helps.
Woodrow M Dotson II
ASM New Scouts Patrol
BSA Troop 363
I used to be a Soaring Eagle...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wendy Purser [SMTP:WinStorm59@AOL.COM]
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 1999 8:37 PM
> To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU
> Subject: Big Bubble Wand
> Years ago in Cub Scouts we made big bubbles by making a wand out of a
> a cord, and some rings. I can't recall how to do this now...Can anyone
> me with the directions for the wand and the ratio of dish detergent to
> Isn't there a certain type of detergent to use?
> Wendy L. Purser A good ol' Buffalo SR-231
> CC Troop 235 Brotherhood Klahican 331
> Unit Commissioner, Coastal District
> Cape Fear Council, Hampstead, NC