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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Materials

  • Bubble Mix
  • Bubble Wands
  • Food Coloring
  • Paper

Instructions

  • 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.

Tips

  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

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
Strathmore 27-209 100 Series Youth Paint Pad, 9"x12" Tape Bound, 20 Sheets
Strathmore 27-209 100 Series Youth Paint Pad
Creativity Street Paint Cups with Brushes, 20 Piece Set (AC5104)
Creativity Street Paint Cups with Brushes
Haktoys Pink Puppy Bubble Shooter Gun | Ready to Play Light Up Blower with LED Flashing Lights, Extra Refill Bottle, Dog Bubble Blaster Toy for Toddlers, Kids, Parties (Sound-Free, Batteries Included)
Haktoys Pink Puppy Bubble Shooter Gun | Ready to Play Light Up Blower with LED Flashing Lights
BubblePlay Bubble Blower Bottles with 5-Hole Bubble Wand: 4 OZ Bottles of Bubble Solution with Wands for Kids - Outdoor Summer Fun, Birthday Party Favors (6 Pack)
BubblePlay Bubble Blower Bottles with 5-Hole Bubble Wand: 4 OZ Bottles of Bubble Solution with Wands for Kids
McCormick Assorted Food Color, 1 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)
McCormick Assorted Food Color

Related Books

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
Pop! A Book About Bubbles (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)
Pop! A Book About Bubbles
Bubble Trouble (Rookie Reader) (A Rookie Reader)
Bubble Trouble
Curly's Fun With Bubbles
Curly's Fun With Bubbles
Benny's Big Bubble (All Aboard Picture Reader)
Benny's Big Bubble
All Around Town (Becka and the Big Bubble)
All Around Town

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