Make some extra-large bubbles in your backyard with this easy dowel-and-string tool.
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Use a handsaw to cut the dowel in half. Sand any rough edges with medium-grit sandpaper.
Paint the dowels, if desired. The dowels shown here were spray-painted and then decorated with stripes of colored duct tape.
On one end of each dowel, drill a hole about 1/4" deep using a 1/16" bit.
Twist a screw eye into each hole.
Cut a length of twine about 60". Thread the washer onto the center of the twine -- this will weigh down the twine to form a large triangle shape. Thread each end of the twine through the screw eyes and tie the ends together so you have a large circle of twine you can control with the dowels.
Use store-bought bubble mix, or make your own solution -- mix 2 cups Dawn dish soap, 12 cups water, and 1/2 cup corn syrup. Let sit overnight.
Dip all of the string into the solution and then gently stretch the dowels apart to form bubbles. Blow or let a gentle summer breeze do the work!