Build Your Own
The Basics <<
|How to Make Your Own
Wind-Powered Bubble Machine
Here is one of the simplest designs of all
that you can easily build yourself. It's
basically a reproduction of the original
prototypes. They tend to be somewhat
delicate and can be crushed if stepped
on, etc. But they generally work great for
a single use item and often last for many
uses. Plus they are easy to replace and
the materials are very inexpensive.
Watch out for small hands and feet, since
kids sometimes get a little excited when
chasing bubbles...and ocassionally forget
to “not step on the bubble maker” : )
Usually you will also get better results by
placing the bubble blower (and fan) a few
feet off the ground. Setting it up so that
it's slightly out of reach may be a good
idea in many situations. ESPECIALLY
around very young children, so they can't
try to drink the soapy bubble solution –
which could make them sick.
There are endless possible variations for
any of the different parts, so it's easy to
make substitutions with various new or
recycled materials. Once you get the
general idea they can be made from
For instance, the “rings” can be made
from rubber bands, twist ties, bent wire,
washers, or just holes
punched/cut/melted/etc. into the wheel
itself. Kids can make them too, but
depending on their ages you might want
to change some of the cutting aspects –
or just do those steps for them in advance.
|"Wind Bubbles 101"
|This version works great with most average sized
house fans. For small or weak fans, a smaller
bubble machine may work better – since there will
be less resistance with smaller parts. However, with
larger/stronger fans you will have a lot more wind
power to work with – and thus more options. Given
an adequate wind source, considerably larger Wind
Powered Bubble Machines can be made using the
same basic process described below.
|Wind Powered Bubble
Machines can help you
add fun to birthday
graduation & school
parties...or any occasion.
Draw more attention to
yard sales, fund raisers,
openings & events.
...or just for fun.
Add bubbles to your
decorations for any party
theme - at a fraction of
the price for electric
If you're looking for
birthday party game
ideas, everyone could
make their own simple
Try making several &
give as party favors...
Mark a location to help
guests find your home.
Add a few drops of
citronella oil to help
deter mosquitoes, etc.
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