Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles! Who doesn’t love bubbles? In this activity we combined two of our favorite activities, bubbles and watercolors, and we got to do it outside. This is a great summer time art activity.
I took regular bubbles and added liquid watercolor, my favorite is the Colorations liquid watercolor and you can purchase it at Michael’s but any liquid watercolor will work. Mix it in until the bubble water is the color of the paint. Use a regular bubble wand that comes with the bubbles and get close to the paper and blow. I filled each bubble container with different colors, usually I like to only do the primary colors – red, yellow and blue, so when they mix the children can see what new colors they make. Sometimes, blowing bubbles can be challenging and when you are trying to aim for the paper, it can even be more challenging, especially outside. We had to think about where to blow, how hard to blow, and even how fast to blow so the bubbles would come out and land on our paper.
Sometimes we even took the buuble wand and just flicked it at the paper to see the bubble watercolor splat. It was super fun when a bubble would land on our paper and not pop, then we got to pop it with our finger!
We would pass the bubble containers around so each child got to try a new color. The children that stayed with it and took their time to really get bubbles on the paper ended up with very colorful paper. It’s even something you can leave out and allow them to go away from and come back to at their leisure.
I have to admit, I had a lot of fun with this project too.