I don't know about your kiddos, but mine love bubbles. The tiny wands that come in the bottles work just fine, but I thought these might be more fun. Granted, they don't fit into the bottles, but with a nice, deep bowl of soap water, these wands are both functional and whimsical.
Materials: Thin dowels cut to 12" for little kiddos and 18" for bigger ones and a heavier wire. You see copper on mine because I had it on hand, but any heavy wire would work.
Have your kiddos choose a shape and if they are big enough, let them create it. If not, you make it for them and anchor it to the dowel by tightly wrapping the wire and. Be sure to use a small pliers to turn any sharp ends into soft curves and then go play. The coils on the dowels must be tight or excited waving might have your shapes flying across the yard. If you like, score the dowels to better anchor the coils. Enjoy your bubbles in the sunshine.