Bubble painting is something I’d been wanting to try for awhile, but it sounded complicated, so I wanted to wait for the right time. The right time came along one afternoon last week when only the girls were home, but as it turns out, it was easy and I could have done it with all the kids!
All you need is dish soap, paint (I used washable tempera), straws, paper, and newspaper to cover the table with.
In shallow bowls, mix dish soap with paint. The amount of dish soap I started with (about 1/4 cup) wasn’t enough and I had to add more for it to work.
Have your child blow bubbles in the mixture using a drinking straw until the bubbles are at the top of or above the bowl.
Gently place a paper on top and allow the bubbles to pop before removing the paper:
I was hoping that by using primary colours, we would also get some colour mixing, but even when overlapping, the colours don’t mix on the paper because the paint is so thin with it just being a bubble.
Here is the finished product:
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