Painting With Bubbles
Bubble painting is a classic children’s art activity, and it’s easy to see why – it’s easy, cheap, kids love it, and the results are pretty good too, but bubbles are also amazingly versatile; we’ve tried 3 different techniques now, and each one has distinctively different results. Check out the first and most familiar technique for bubble painting here and click over to Artful Adventures for more ideas on how to paint with bubbles!
Large tray or bowl
1. Mix your paint (in this case tempera) with a little water, and a squirt of washing-up liquid in your tray or shallow bowl. Stir it up good!
3. Blow into it with a straw to create lots and lots of bubbles.
4. You then gently place the paper over the bubbles to take a print from them, remove, and allow to dry.
This is the basic technique, but you can vary it. For example, you can use a large tray of bubbles to cover the whole sheet. Alternatively you can use several small pots of different coloured bubbles, as in the example below, and print them one at a time on the same page, (or cluster them together and do them all at once) to create multi-colour bubble circles. Another variation is to try layering one colour print with another using bubbles of a different colour.