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Family Fun: National Water Color Month

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Painting with Bubbles!

Are you looking for some new art activities for kids? Why not give bubble painting a try? Kids will have a blast blowing bubbles, combining colors, and making beautiful prints and it just so happens to be World Watercolor Month!

Art Supplies:

  • Small plastic containers to hold the paint mixture
  • Tempera paint in a variety of colors
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Water
  • Straws
  • A push pin
  • Small pieces of thick paper (construction, card stock, watercolor paper)

What To Do:

To make my paint solution, add paint to the bottom of a plastic container. Then add a squirt of dish soap and fill the container with a couple inches of water. You might have to play a little bit to get the best ratio of paint to water to soap. The solution should be thin enough so that when the kids blow bubbles into the liquid, the bubbles expand over the top of the container. The kids can lightly press a small piece of paper over the bubbles. This leaves an interesting print on the paper. Add a variety of colors of bubbles to one piece of paper. Kids will enjoy looking at how the colors mix together on the paper.

Helpful Hint:

When you look at the supply list you may be asking, “Why in the world do I need a push pin?” You can poke a hole into the straws so that kids can’t drink the paint/bubble solution. The hole will still allow them to blow bubbles, but it will be much more difficult for kids to suck up the solution. If you don’t want to use tempera paint, you can do the activity with food coloring instead.

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