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HOW TO MAKE A DIY BUBBLE MACHINE.

Making your own bubble machine is a really easy and fun project. It can be made from almost anything, glued and screwed together with an end result which will keep kids (and adults!) amused for hours.

With basic electronics of just a fan and a motor, a bubble machine is also a really easy first electronics project. This one I threw together with spare minutes here and there across the period of a week. The longest part was waiting for the centrifugal fan to arrive from Amazon, the best part was making a lot of mess in the Instructables office before realising that the shower would be a better place to blow bubbles while testing.

I have to admit that I sometimes avoid bubble play in my house. Solution spills, kids fight over bubble wands, and {{confession}} I get worn out from blowing bubbles over and over and over!

That’s why I was thrilled when I heard an amazing tip from one of our Facebook community members. It’s something that she does on long car rides, and I realized that we can easily do it at home, too!

HOW TO MAKE A DIY BUBBLE MACHINE

One of our Facebook community members told us that she keeps a bubble wand up in the front of the car with her. When her daughter starts to cry or if she is getting restless, she puts the bubble wand in front of the vent for instant bubbles!!

So, my family and I tried to made our own version at home. And, without a doubt, this is the most entertaining activity that we have EVER done in our house. Period. It’s a MUST try if you have kids at home!!!

MATERIALS FOR DIY BUBBLE MACHINE

Fan
Bubble solution
Bubble wand

It was nearly impossible to get photos of my kids as they played because the second they saw the bubbles shooting out of the wand, they were in heaven (and, they were moving like crazy)!! It was the perfect afternoon activity and it took only minutes to put it out for them.

HOW TO MAKE A DIY BUBBLE MACHINE

Dip any bubble wand into a bubble solution and hold the wand in front of a fan that’s turned on.

We experimented with the angle of the fan and where to hold the bubble wand, but we realized that the MOST bubbles were produced when we tilted the fan up towards the ceiling and put the bubble wand towards the base of the fan.

Let kids figure out the best angle for the fan and the best place to hold the bubble wand as an extra experiment, too!

This DIY bubble machine is such a simple way to get kids moving and having fun without having to leave the house! It’s such an easy way to make lots of bubbles!! You could put a baby on a blanket to watch the bubbles or use this as a rainy day activity.