Making It Monday: Painting With Bubbles

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It’s Monday!  That means it’s time for Making It Monday.  Some weeks the crafts will be super simple, some times they’ll be a bit more complex, and sometimes they’ll be perfect for toddler participation.  Regardless you can be sure that you’ll always find something adorable with instructions so easy to follow that even the craft-challenged will be able to replicate the project in their own home – promise!

Today while eating lunch my niece, Kenzie, was using her straw to blow bubbles in her glass of milk.  And somehow that got me to think of a fun craft to do with my kiddos.  Because really what’s more fun than blowing bubbles?  Oh wait – I know… painting with bubbles!  And here’s how ya do it.

Painting with Bubbles

Materials & Supplies:
Watercolor Paper, Acrylic Paints, Dish Soap, Water, Plastic Cups, Straws

Painting with Bubbles

1.)  Now there is no exact science to this… so bear with me.  Mix a BIG squirt of paint with a few drops of dish soap.  Add a little water.

2.)  Using the straw mix the paint, dish soap, and water together.  Then use the straw to blow bubbles in the cup.  If the bubbles aren’t reaching the top of the cup you will need to add a little more water.  Little kids will love blowing the bubbles, but make sure they are old enough to understand they can only blow the bubbles and not suck the mixture up into their mouth.

Painting with Bubbles

4.)  Take a piece of watercolor paper and once the bubbles are at the top of the cup gently place the paper over the cup so that the bubbles pop on it.  Then repeat and repeat and repeat until your paper is covered!

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Once the bubble art dries it would make a fun scrapbook paper background or to use for a birthday/thank you/get well soon card.  I think it would even look fun simply framed and hung on the wall.

So grab the kids and blow some paint bubbles!  This is definitely a craft they are sure to love and will score you some major mom points, hehe.  Just be warned that this is messy… especially with kiddos that like to blow the bubbles til they are overflowing out of the cups.  I highly recommend doing this craft outside and with a big mat underneath you or at least some newspaper.  I used my big BooginHead SplatMat.

Painting With Bubbles

Oh and I had to show off one of my own masterpiece’s.. pretty awesome!

Painting With Bubbles

Once your done with this fun craft be sure to check out my other Making It Monday posts for more crafty fun.

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15 Responses to Making It Monday: Painting With Bubbles

  1. shelly peterson says:

    What a super fun idea! I would have never thought of this.My son and grandson would have lots of fun doing this!

  2. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    This looks fun! My daughter loves bubbles and she loves painting, so I know she would love this activity!

  3. christy g says:

    This looks like a lot of fun! My son LOVES bubbles!

  4. Tiffany Schmidt says:

    This looks like so much fun! I wonder if it would work as well on a canvas?

  5. Nicki Z. says:

    What a great idea & one I’d definitely never think of! I think I will have to try this out over the weekend!

  6. Janet W. says:

    What a fun and creative craft! My grandson would love this!

  7. Betty Baez says:

    This is too neat! I’m going to do this with my boys and we can even frame their work love it!

  8. Stacy Alfano says:

    My daughters love bubbles and painting, this craft would be awesome for them!!

  9. Donna Martin says:

    never thought bubbles can do art

  10. Jennifer A. says:

    Very neat process art activity! I will have to try this!

  11. Brandi Dawn says:

    Such a cool and unique idea! I think I’m gonna have as much fun as the kiddos! Lol

  12. Mary Gardner says:

    This looks like so much fun! My girls love bubbles and paint, so we will be giving this a try! Thanks!

  13. Tracy Jones says:

    This is going to be the next snow day activity at our house. My kids will love doing this. Thanks for posting.

  14. Geri Fink says:

    I’m thinking I’m going to try this as a mat frame behind a bath time picture I have. Thanks for the idea.

  15. Lisa wilgosz says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this! I think now would be good and use them for Christmas cards!

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