Brian Lawrence supplied this photo-essay demonstrating how to make a simple tri-string wand. This is a great project for kids or even adults. This version uses chopsticks and a lightweight t-shirt. You could use lightweight bamboo gardening stakes are dowels if you want longer handles.
A pair of chopsticks (or something similar) for handles.
A pair of scissors.
A lightweight cotton undershirt. Lightweight undershirts/t-shirts work best. Use a newly purchased t-shirt. Used ones don't work so well. Use 100% cotton. And avoid heavyweight material as it soaks up a lot of juice that is not used and ends up as drips on the ground. A 3XL men's undershirt, will provide loops whose top-string width is about 22" after stretching and wetting.We recommend washing the t-shirt in the washing machine to remove the sizing used to treat the shirts for packaging. More about t-shirt 'yarn' in these articles: Wicks and T-Shirt Yarn.
Making the wandEditStep 1. Spread out a t-shirt. Cut off the lower hem and discard it.
Refinements and ModificationsEdit
The t-shirt material works great. If you don't have a t-shirt handy and are anxious to make-do with something you have on-hand, you can substitute other materials such as cotton twine or a cotton shoelace.
Any giant bubble juice will work. The guar gum-based bubble juice and Brian's simple mix are great recipes if you are getting started as they create terrific bubbles with ingredients that you can probably find locally.