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Painting With Bubbles

By Stephanie Morgan ; Updated October 17, 2017

When it comes to kids, bubbles and paints both rank pretty high on the list of go-to play items. Mix the two and you’ve got an activity perfect for art or play time. Chances are you’ve also already got everything you need to pull this one off.

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To begin, gather the following supplies:

  • dish soap
  • tempera paint
  • cups or bowls
  • straws
  • paper
  • bubble wand (optional)

In a receptacle of your choice (we used leftover plastic party cups), combine 2 tablespoons of dish soap with 2 tablespoons of paint and 1/2 cup of warm water.

Now comes the part that will make your kids’ eyes light up with joy. Place a straw in your cup and tell them to blow (gently). Repeat this process with several colors of bubble paint.

Now bunch your cups together and press a piece of paper on top to create your print.

The more you layer your bubbles, the more colorful your art will become.

It’s also fun to scrounge up a bubble wand and blow bubbles directly onto the paper. Between the straw and bubble wand, your kids will come up with all sorts of inventive ways to make art and the end results are prints pretty enough to frame.

Photo credits: Stephanie Morgan

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About the Author

Stephanie Morgan is a style and parenting blogger, and the founder of Modern Parents Messy Kids (MPMK for short). MPMK, voted Best Craft Blog in "Parents" magazine, provides daily inspiration to thousands of parents on how to engage with their kids, simplify life and create a stylish home.

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