Looking for a fun art activity at home? Try painting with bubbles. Yes, Bubbles! Bubble art for kids is an easy craft they’ll want to do over and over again.
You’ll find it’s a fun project for toddlers to teens. Let the kids be creative with color and spacing of the bubbles then turn them into art pieces or cards for the family.
I’ll show you two easy ways to make bubble art with items you have at home.
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Painting with Bubbles – Fun Bubble Art for Kids
To make bubble art the kids are going to blow colored bubbles onto a piece of paper. To make the bubbles colored you can either add food dye or paint.
What You Need for Bubble Art
- Blank White Paper (you can do colored paper but the bubbles show up better on white paper)
- Plastic cups (for bubbles)
- Bubbles (buy them at Dollar Tree to save money)
- Straws or Bubble Wand
- Construction Paper (optional -to mount your creation)
- Either Paint or Food Dye (I’ll show you how to make with both)
Directions for Painting with Bubbles
Start by dying the color of your bubbles. Add 4 tbs of bubbles to a throwaway cup and then add your color.
Using Paint add about 2 tbs or a squeeze of the bottle. Then mix to see the color.
When you use paint it will make the color come out darker on your paper. However, we found it harder to blow the bubbles. This might be a better option for older kids.
Using Food Dye add 8 drops of food dye to your bubbles.
Next, get your paper ready. Place your paper in a tray or put something underneath it so your table does not get dyed by the paint.
This would be fun to do in the grass on a nice day too.
Use a Straw or Bubble Wand to start painting with bubbles. Make sure if you are using straws that the kids do not inhale the bubbles. The staws might be better for older kids.
Tip: We found if we dipped the bubble wand in the liquid and then blew a straw through the bubble wand we were able to get bigger bubbles.
Tip: Have a cup with water to wash your wand when you change colors.
Let the bubble art dry and then mount them to construction paper.
You can also make these works of art into cards from the kids. Mount the paper onto construction paper and then let the kids write a note. Grandparents would love these as gifts.
Painting with bubbles is pretty easy to do and I hope your kids enjoy it as much as mine did.
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