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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bubble Prints

The girls LOVED making bubble art prints as an art activity during "B" week. Thanks for everyone who emailed with suggestions on how to do this!

I poured about 2 tsp of Dawn into a bowl and added a little water. The girls each chose one color of food coloring and squeezed the color into their bowls. I gave each of them a straw with a slit cut in's VERY important to cut a small slit in the straw, so that they don't accidentally suck up the soapy solution! They stirred the mixture with the straw and then blew to make a bowl full of bubbles.

Once the bubbles were over the rim of the bowl, we placed a piece of white cardstock on top of them to make a bubble print. O experimented with holding the paper on top of her bowl while blowing the bubbles, and this worked well.

Here is their finished artwork.

This one is embellished with a few stickers :)


  1. I love this idea!! My girls are obsessed with blowing bubbles in their milk/water. They will absolutely adore this project. Thanks for sharing!

  2. If you're up for some messy, messy fun... it works wonderfully to pour bubble solution in a bowl, mix in some tempera, and then dip a bubble wand and blow bubbles at a large sheet of paper covering the table. We do this every year in Kindergarten in conjunction with the amazing book, The Bubble Factory, by Tomie de Paola.

  3. my children is very much into art (too bad i am not that artistic/crafty) thanks to you I have a lot of ideas I can do with them during school holidays!

    Oh by the way, I'm a Montessori Teacher and mother :)

    Anniebelle and kids
    Dunedin New Zealand