Patriotic Craft: Paper Straw Bubble Blowers

Kids Will Love This Patriotic Craft Made for Blowing Bubbles!

American crafts are perfect to encourage kids to be patriotic!

And kids love paper straws!

child holding patriotic bubble blowers craft

These Patriotic Bubble Blowers are the perfect way to help your child celebrate any American, patriotic holiday!.

With just a few materials, you and your kids can whip up this craft in a matter of minutes.

No fuss, no sweat crafts are exactly what busy moms need!

pKids holding atriotic bubble blower craft

I love paper straws.

They’re cute and come in so many styles and colors.

My kids love them too.

We definitely have quite a few in our pantry!

As I was brainstorming about some fun crafts to keep us busy this summer, I thought about creating some bubble wands or blowers made from straws.

Changing out the colors and styles created some fun bubble blowers that resemble firecrackers — thus, the perfect patriotic craft was born.

bubble blowers sitting in homemade bubble solution

We also made our own home-made bubbles recipe that kept the kids busy with a bubble solution for hours!

It’s simple and easy.

You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen pantry this second!


And if you want to make GIANT bubbles, check out this giant bubble recipe.

Kids holding bubble blowers

My kids were loving this craft.

Once the bubble blowing started, it was hard to stop!

We loved the hexagon-shaped bubbles.

It was a lot more fun than the traditional sphere-shaped bubble.

I mean, we’re talking 2 and 3D bubbles! (Smile)

Kids playing with the patriotic bubble blower craft

These are also super easy to craft.

As I started constructing the first two, my four-year-old grabbed up supplies and started making her own without any instructions.

In no time she had constructed her very own bubble-blower and was ready to try it out!

Not to mention, she was feeling pretty smart that she did it all by herself.

young child holding bubble blower craft


I got to explain to my preschoolers that red, white and blue were colors that represented our country.

After explaining the colors, I easily rambled on about the American flag, the national anthem and other special events that surrounded the birthday of our great country.

Yes, that was a very special day and we should continue to celebrate it with our kiddos!

I imagine that more red, white and blue crafts are headed your way!

homemade bubbles


Materials needed:

paper straws


  1. Take seven straws and group together in a pentagon shape.
  2. Place strips of washi-tape tape about 2 cms apart each other — one strip near the top, and one strip near the bottom.
  3. Tape securely, but leave about one inch on the bottom free from tape. If you tape the blowers all the way to the bottom, the tape will get wet when the kids dip the blower into the bubble solution and fall off.

Caution: Do not let the paper blowers sit in the bubble solution. Only dip and then blow the bubbles. Paper straws can become a soggy mess if left in the bubble solution too long.

Homemade Bubble Solution


  • 1/2 cup dish-washing soap
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  1. Mix all ingredients in large container or bowl and stir.
  2. Now, your bubble solution is ready for dipping! The longer it sits, the more bubbly it becomes!

Enjoy your patriotic bubble blowers and be sure to share this craft with your friends!

When you make your own bubble blowers place your photo on our wall on Facebook!

We would love to see your crafts!

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28 thoughts on “Patriotic Craft: Paper Straw Bubble Blowers”

    1. Washi tape you can get at Michael’s. I think the best and cheapest place to get paper straws is Amazon. If you don’t have paper straws hanging around, just use some plastic ones..they work too! Just not as cute. :)

  1. I never thought of using straws with bubble mixture! My kiddos are too young for this I think as they would suck rather than blow – but I’m pinning it for later!

  2. Those are so sweet. I would never have thought of putting straws together like that for bubble blowers, that’s a genius idea!

  3. I’ve never tried adding sugar to the bubble solution. I love how simple these are to make – regular bubble wands do get boring after awhile!

  4. I love this idea! Easily adaptable for Canada Day! Even though my “kids” are in their twenties, our Canada Celebration includes a few little ones! Fun, fun!!

  5. We tried a different recipe with corn syrup and it really didn’t work that well. I will have to try this one!!

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