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. As it turns out, it was easy and I could have done it with all the kids!
All you need are a few simple items. Most of them you may already have around the house. You can see in the video below how easy this project is to do.
Bubble Painting Recipe:
Use a ratio of 4 Tbsp. dish soap to 2 Tbsp. of the paint.
- Put newspaper or butcher paper down on the table to protect it from mess.
- In shallow bowls, mix the dish soap with paint. Make up a separate mixture for each colour.
- Have your child blow bubbles in the paint 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. Do the same with other colours. The more coloured bubbles you create on the paper, the cooler the effect.
- Once the desired look is achieved, allow the paper to dry flat.
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 being created with a bubble.
This was a fun and easy craft and used household items. It’s an inexpensive art project for kids. I wish we had done it sooner and I am sure that we will do it again soon because the boys want to try!There were lots of giggles while the girls were blowing the bubbles. This project incorporates visual, tactile, proprioception, and gustatory (oral) sensory input.
As for all kids’ activities, adult supervision should be used.
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