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Making Bubble Print Art

Blowing a mixture of liquid soap, paint, and water through a straw make colourful bubbles that can turn a surface into beautiful art when popped. This is a craft I like to do with my little nieces and nephews, but I blow the bubbles so they don't accidentally ingest anything. This can also be done with water soluble food colouring.

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Total Time: 20 minutes

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Supplies:

  • 1 cup or bowls
  • dish soap
  • acrylic paint
  • water
  • straw
  • cardstock paper

Steps:

  1. Add a few drops of dish soap and a few drops of acrylic paint into a cup.
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  3. Mix with your straw. Add a few tablespoons of water, then mix again.
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  5. Use the straw to blow enough bubbles to come out of the cup a bit.
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  7. Gently place your paper over the bubbles.
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  9. The bubbles will pop and leave a colourful imprint on the paper.
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  11. Try different colours of paint in different sized containers.
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  13. Repeat to pop on the same paper.
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  15. To make darker, more saturated imprints, blow more bubbles then lay them onto the paper to sit a bit.
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  17. Continue with more colours. These make excellent book covers.
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Rebecca Lanham
April 6, 2006

You and children of any age can make these simple "paintings" with just some bubble solution, bubble wands, food coloring, disposable cups, and white paper.

Bubble Art

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In a 6 - 8 inch bowl, mix together water, drops of food coloring, liquid detergent and starch. Using a straw, blow bubbles into the mixture until the bubbles form a structure above the rim of the bowl.

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March 25, 2019

Combine water, dish soap, and dye to make a nice mixture for blowing a bowl of bubbles. Then lay a piece of paper over them and tap to create a beautiful bubble design on your paper.

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Now you have the beginnings of a handmade invitation with matching envelope. This is a page about crafting a DIY bubble art invitation.

DIY Bubble Art Invitation - c

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