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Bubble Prints!

After experimenting with several ways of doing bubble prints, I think I found a way that works well.  I poured some kids bubbles into small containers.  Then, I mixed a few drops of food coloring into the containers.  The bubbles were cheapo and weren’t really bubbly, so I added some dish soap as well.  Then, I blew bubbles just as you normally would blow bubbles and let them land on the paper.  When they popped, they left these splatters and circle prints.  I think they’re cool.  These would be cool backgrounds for further art or drawing.  Before I found this way, I tried using tempera paints in bubbles and blowing with a straw and those ways were not very successful.

 


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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.
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16 Responses to Bubble Prints!

  1. Darla says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I just finished doing it with my little ones and they loved it. I started out using a regular straw but soon changed to those little coffee stirrers which limited the air flow and minimized the big splashes. Thanks!

  2. LB says:

    Looks like a good project for my Kinders, I have them for the first time this year and have overestimated their ablities! Did you use regular bubble wand things or did you use straws when you were successful? Thanks!

  3. Marcia says:

    We used the bubble wands. The straws did not work well.

  4. BoiseNoise says:

    I tried this today with my little neighbor kids, and it didn't work well at all. I wonder what we were doing wrong? Or maybe it had something to do with the weather? We used bubble wands.

  5. Marcia says:

    hmm.. I don't know? Did you add a bit of dish soap to the bubbles? Sometimes if you add too much of the color, it dilutes the bubbliness too much.

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  7. D. Zorn says:

    Very very very nice idea! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great Idea, I'll try with my pupils soontalketa

  9. Caroline says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience! We're planning to try this at a b-day party on Saturday!!

  10. Marcia says:

    Good luck! Caroline, I would test it out before the party because some bubbles work differently then others and you need to experiment to find a good ratio. have fun!

  11. Siggadisart says:

    What a great idea… Going to try this with my students..

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    Thanks so much! Can't wait to try this!

  13. Trudy Graham says:

    Just a courtesy note to let you know I have pinned your Bubble Print post to a pinterest board with a collection of learning resources to complement the “Snakes and Ladders” app. You will find lesson ideas, learning activities and reviews. You can view my boards at pinterest.com/fingerpprojects.com
    Warm Regards
    Trudy

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  15. swapna says:

    Was looking for bubble painting ideas and stumbled here. Is so nice to have a blog dedicated to art for Kids! There are only a handful out there!

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