Yesterday Miss G and I finally got around to something that’s been on my mental activity list forever now… Bubble painting! Now if you cruise Pinterest, you’ll see that bubble painting is all over the internet and everyone seems to do it a little bit differently. Variations include all different sorts of bubble solutions, wands, and methods, so we just made up our own.
Since we’re staying with Brad’s parents until our big move and Grandma Charlotte seems to be stockpiling bubble solution for an upcoming bubble solution drought (Hi Charlotte! ☺), we used store-bought bubbles to make our bubble paint. We simply divided a small bottle between 4 mason jars, then added some food colouring. We went for liquid food colouring this time around and added between 8 and 10 drops to each jar in hopes of some fairly vibrant colours. Then we chopped the bendy part off of 4 straws, and popped one into each jar to use as bubble blowers.
To set the station up, I taped a large piece of paper onto a chunk of cardboard and set it out on the back deck. Of course you could set this up on a table or easel, but I liked the fact that Gracen could get up above her canvas and blow the bubbles directly down towards the paper. Same goes for our straw bubble blowers… You could easily use traditional bubble wands, but I felt that the straws helped guide the bubbles in the right direction. As for the outside part, since food colouring does stain and the Okanagan has been absolutely gorgeous, it was just the best option.
Gracen began blowing bubbles and we anxiously awaited for them to hit the paper. As soon as they landed, the paper below the bubble immediately flooded with colour. Some bubbles popped right away, and some stuck around for a while.
We worked on our painting for a little while yesterday, then tucked it away to come back to today. As you can see, Miss G thought it was just as neat on day two.
It also seemed like our bubble paints had evaporated a bit in the Okanagan sun, leaving our colours even more vibrant than before.
Here’s a look at some of our finished artwork… Pretty, right?
And how cool is this bubble up close?! You can just see the ‘POP’ right in the print.
I love activities like this one… It’s simple, requires materials we always have in the house, and is really fun. Bubble painting is definitely being added to our list of summer favourites.