Painting Rainbows: Bubble Blower Painting

POP! There is something just so magical about bubbles and my girls LOVE anything bubbles so when Immy came home from school recently declaring the bubble blower painting that they’d enjoyed that day was the most awesome activity ever, we just had to give it a go!

Bubble Blower Painting: Painting Ideas for Kids

It really is so simple, we used just two ingredients – bubble mixture and food colouring – and my girls made painting after painting and stayed engaged and busy creating for a very long time.

Bubble Blower Painting: Painting Ideas for Kids

Bubble Blower Painting

You will need:

  • Bubble mixture – we used a commercial mix from a bubble blowing set (similar to this one) but I am sure this would also work with a good quality DIY mix
  • Food colouring
  • Bubble wands
  • Cups and/or trays to dip your wands into
  • Large sheets of painting paper

Bubble Blower Painting: Painting Ideas for Kids

To make:

Simply tip a little bubble mixture into each tray or cup – one for each colour, and then add a little food colouring to each tray and stir gently – you don’t want to make too many bubbles in your cup because we always find our bubbles don’t work so well when the mixture is all bubbly. We used red, blue, yellow and pink. Then it’s time to blow bubbles! All over your paper.

2 ingredient Bubble Blower Painting

The activity is a little messy but our mixture did not stain at all, in fact it was really easy to clean up. We actually took it outdoors as I didn’t fancy bubble shaped splashes on my walls from the stray bubbles that my girls couldn’t help but blow up into the air :) I would suggest wearing art aprons and covering work surfaces.

The effect the bubbles make on the paper is amazing and the experience was lots and lots of fun!

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Bubble Blower Painting: Painting Ideas for Kids

Do you have a favourite bubbly activity that your children love?

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  1. Wow! I love the results of this activity! I’ve seen this done before but these are awesome! We played with a DIY Giant Bubble recipe last week (from happy hooligans in case you’re interested) and the first things the kids said was “next time let’s color the bubbles!” Thank you for sharing this. We’re off to buy bubble mix

  2. Does it work on canvases?

  3. Elva Roberts says:

    I think this would be a most enjoyable activity for most children. I love the creativity it inspires. It is so easy to prepare and to actually do. Thank you for another wonderful craft.

  4. Erna van de Krol says:

    Hi Christie,
    I like you’re idea with the bubble blower and painting a lot.

    I’m a creative writer/blogger for a christian magazine in the Netherlands, named ‘de Gezinsgids’ (translated it means: Family-guide). Most of the time I write articles about crocheting. Mostly I design the patterns myself.
    For this summer I have to write about some ideas to do with your children during the summerholidays. I would love to share you’re idea.
    Can I use / translate your description and use your foto’s in this magazine?

    I hope to hear from you soon!
    Kind regards,
    Erna van de Krol

  5. This is such an awesome idea!! I will be trying it out this weekend!

  6. i do crafts with special needs adults and i am alway’s looking for new thing’s this is cool

  7. Kirsi Queen says:

    How is it done? Didn’t see that. Is there a mix of paint and soap?

  8. What a great idea! I’ve done similar stuff before but this has turned out so well. We will definitely be giving this a go!

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