Kids love bubbles, but sometimes it gets tiring blowing them all the time. (At least I do!) I decided to try a new activity with bubbles with my kids – painting with bubbles. It was so much fun, my kids loved it, and I did too!
It’s super easy too and will keep your kids occupied for a long time. I’ll show you how to paint with bubbles here.
How to Paint with Bubbles:
What you’ll need:
- colored bubbles (we used this easy recipe)
- plastic cups or containers for the different colors
- paper or card stock (preferred)
- painters tape, optional
Mix up your colored bubble mixture using different colors and pour each into a container.
I put out a popsicle mold set to hold our colored bubbles. This kept colors separate, while still providing a tall enough slot for our straws to stay put! I’m really glad we used it, as it worked really well. If you don’t have one, you can use plastic cups, tupperware containers, dixie cups, mason jars, etc.
Just a quick note: small children may want to drink the bubbles because that’s kinda what you do with straws, so you may want to restrict this activity to kids who are old enough. Or just let them try it and chances are, they won’t do it again because bubble mixture doesn’t taste very good.
You can use a blank sheet of card stock (it holds up under the liquid better than regular paper) or you can use painter’s tape to mark off designs before you begin blowing your bubbles. Make sure you press the tape down firmly, or the bubbles will sneak in under your tape.
To paint with bubbles, have your children dip a straw into the bubble color they want to use. Aim the straw toward the paper and blow!
If you want really bright colors, you will need to make sure to use a lot of color in your bubbles. My daughter insisted that pastel colors are for princesses, so we didn’t use very much color in ours. Our colors look bright in their containers, but as you will see from our final pics, they actually turn out much lighter than you think they would. Princess Izzy was delighted with how hers turned out!
We tried another batch later with brighter colors and you can see how our bubble painting turned out:
You can also use stickers for more fun and creativity. I thought it would be fun to add letter stickers to one painting, though they wouldn’t come off for the neat effect I was hoping for. What do you think?
After you finish painting with bubbles, let it dry. You can leave it outside in the sun or bring it inside. It only took about thirty minutes for ours to dry outside. Make sure your designs are completely dry before removing your painter’s tape, if you used any, as it can cause your paper to tear if not.
I used a cross for one of our designs, mainly because it was easy, and my little one was impatient to get outside for our fun activity, but you can use whatever design you want! The sky is the limit when it comes to painting with bubbles!
I love, love, love how this easy painting with bubbles activity turned out!
I plan to frame this and use it as artwork in our home. I absolutely love the pastel rainbow on this page, and how all the colors blended and bled together. It was so much fun, and my daughter is already asking when we will be making some more! We have plenty of bubbles left, so it will much quicker for next time.
Will you use pastel or bright colors when you try painting with bubbles?