Would you like to introduce your child to bubble painting? Yes? Awesome — I’ve got just the recipe for you.
The bubble recipe I used in yesterday’s post didn’t live up to my expectations, so I went back to the drawing board (paint and soap laboratory?) and came up with something that creates big, rewarding bubbles that are easy to pull prints off of. While this worked for me, feel free to experiment with your own ratios and solutions. And if you come up with something good, please share it here. Thanks to Amy for suggesting Dawn soap and glycerin in yesterday’s comments. I love getting feedback 🙂
Bubble Painting with Kids
Bubble Painting Recipe
- 2 tablespoons tempera paint (liquid, not powdered)
- 2 tablespoons dish soap. Palmolive, Dawn, and Joy all work well, but you could also try all-natural dish soap, although my results with these soaps have been less than stellar.
- 1 tablespoon water
- Paper. I cut mine into pieces that matched the size of the bowl’s opening.
Directions for Bubble Painting
- Pour ingredients into a small bowl. (If you decide you want more bubbles, stick to the same 2:2:1 ratio and size up).
- Insert straw into bowl and blow.
- Place paper on top of bubbles and you have a print!! Voila!
Other Bubble Painting Ideas
Make Straw Bundles. Tape or rubber band three or more straws together to create a massive bubble blower. Dip the bubble blower in a 2:2:1 ratio or liquid watercolors, soap, and water. Blow! This works a lot like a bubble blower. Very fun!
Use Bubble Toys. Dip a bubble-making toy directly into the liquid watercolor mixture (See Straw Bundles, above) and blow it onto the page.
Make Cards. Once dry, cut up your beautiful bubble creations to make gift tags, greeting cards, or bookmarks.
Make Multiple Colors. Overlap colors to create depth and layering in your work.