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