Popped Bubble Art

I've done this activity with my kids a few times now and it never fails to fascinate them - and me! Simply color bubble mix with food coloring and blow bubbles onto paper - as the bubbles land and pop, they create beautiful works of art. It goes without saying that this project is best done outdoors. A great one for those lazy summer afternoons.

Popped Bubble Art Popped Bubble Art

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration Under 15 minutes
Age 3+
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  • Bubble Mix
  • Bubble Wands
  • Food Coloring
  • Paper


  • Step 3

  1. Pour 1 tablespoon of bubble mix into a small, shallow bowl.
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring to the bubble mix and stir well
  3. Place your bubble wand in the colored bubble mix, remove and blow bubbles towards your paper.
  4. As the bubbles hit the paper and pop, they will leave interesting patterns. Repeat with other colors.


  1. Caution: Food coloring will stain surfaces and clothing. Be sure to protect both!
  2. This activity can be frustrating on a windy day - as the wind makes it hard to get the bubbles to hit the target paper!


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Useful supplies

Strathmore 27-209 100 Series Youth Paint Pad, 9"x12" Tape Bound, 20 Sheets
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Super Miracle Bubbles SMB Bubble Bonanza - 15 Pieces
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