Bubble Painting!

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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:

It was a fun and easy craft and used household items.  I wish we had done it sooner and I am sure that we will do it again soon because the boys want to try!

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  1. Great post! We tried this out yesterday and really enjoyed it, thanks for sharing :).

  2. This looks like so much fun! Thank you for linking up to The Sunday Showcase!

  3. Hmmmm..will my three and a half year old only blow out? Or will he try and drink it? This looks like so much fun, we might have to try it! (Maybe with just food colouring in the water first!)

  4. Just wanted to let you know that we tried this –and my son didn’t drink it! 😀


    Thanks for the idea!

  5. This look so fun! We will have to try it out!!


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