Such a fun, messy play activity for kids of all ages. It is messy so have old cloths on hand to mop up and have your child wear old clothes or a paint smock. For some very enthusiastic kids, bubbles that are blown very hard tend to pop near their eyes/face so get them to blow gently! Alternatively, you could have them wear swimming goggles to keep the bubbles out of their eyes.

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Material

  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Washable paint
  • Water
  • Heavy construction paper
  • Straws
  • Medium bowl

Method

  1. In a medium bowl, combine 1 part water to 2 parts paint and 2 parts dishwashing liquid. Mix really well.
  2. Blow through the straw into the paint mixture to create "soap bubbles". Get the bubbles to bubble up over the lip of the bowl.
  3. Place a piece of paper over the bubbles to catch their pattern on the paper. Use heavier paper so that the soap bubbles don't wrinkle or disintegrate the paper.

    Repeat again and again and again.

Notes... Get your child to practice blowing out of the straw before putting it in the paint mixture. Kids automatically suck up with a straw (even the older ones!)

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    • 11 Jun 2016
      1:21 pm

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  • This sounds fun! I’ll give this ago on a non preschool day with my kids!


    • Kids had fun!! Our results, great idea that gets the kids involved in blowing the bubbles!

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  • Oh this sounds fun. I don’t trust my 2 with the straw yet though, I guarantee they will drink it by accident.

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  • Yes, you can also swap out the paint for food colouring and then theres no issue if the kids accidently suck

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  • Probably not of all ages, my 2 year old would drink it


    • You could change the paint to food colouring and it still works

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  • This is such a great and fun craft activity, thanks!.

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  • So much fun to have doing this!

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  • Just remember to remind the kids to blow rather than suck – sometimes it’s automatic to suck through the straw.

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  • looks like fun. thank you for the idea

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  • This is a great idea for young kids. Its visually better with brighter colours on soft background colours.

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  • Easy to make and such fun for the kids to do. Sounds great.

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  • I saw something very similar on Play School.

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  • What a great creative idea!

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  • That’s great! I like the idea and its also very creative, Thank you

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  • Soap bubble painting is so pretty with colours.

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