Soap bubbles games and activities date back as far as the 18th century. The transparent perfectly round bubble that floats in the air and reflects colors from the sun has continued to amaze the young and the old. Here are 21 bubble painting ideas that are fun and simple to do year-round.
1. Bubble Painting Hydrangea Flowers
These are beautiful, and the bubble painting gives them a realistic look. Surprise your friends and family with such a simple craft to make on a sheet of paper with soap, water, paint, and a straw! Soon you will have a garden masterpiece.
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2. Bubble painting for "Wee ones"
Even two-year-olds can do this if they know how to blow out of a straw. It's a good learning activity because if they suck the straw they will get a big surprise. Dish soap, water, and food dye are what make the colored bubble solution that you can press onto paper.
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3. Make Your Own Amazing Stationery
For any special occasion, it is nice to send cards or letters. DIY stationary or envelopes look so cool using bubble art painting. So get some dish soap, food colors or paint, a straw, and a cup and blow amazing designs. For brighter colors, use tempera paint.
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4. Can You Paint with Bubble Wrap?
Snap, Crackle, and Pop. Everyone loves to pop bubbles, but what about using that fun plastic for a cool painting effect? Easy, not messy, and even babies can do it. What can you create? It might even look like an art gallery masterpiece.
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5. Bubble Wand Wonders
With a bubble wand or a bubble shooter, kids can easily make bubbles and then do bubble painting outside or in a protected area. Playing with bubbles is fun for the whole family, and add an extra by doing some art.
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6. Bubble Painting Numbers Worksheet
Use printable worksheets and print out numbers 1-10 in bubble form. Then get the kids to do a bubble art project with numbers by painting on their age. Once dry, glue the paper to some construction paper and put a string on it, and hang it. Makes a great birthday card.
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7. Bubble Paint a Birthday Card or Wrapping Paper
This is a great craft that can be done by an older child or teen. It is a nice artistic touch. Step-by-step instructions and looks "groovy". Using any color, there are so many bubble activities you can do for any special occasion or holiday.
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8. Bubble Paint Monsters!
This Halloween, why not decorate with some bubble paint monsters and ghosts? Fun to make and quite clever because you really don't need any special materials. Just an imagination about the creation of monsters and ghosts.
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9. "Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree your Bubbles are so beautiful"
If you have any bubble wrap lying around, scissors, a bit of dish soap, and food dye you can make yourself a very nice Xmas tree craft. Try this cool craft this festive season and you can make holiday bubble paint art masterpieces.
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10. Awesome Acrylic Art
This is really top-notch for those who have used acrylic paints before. It is an amazing craft that is done in a variety of simple steps to follow on Youtube. If you are feeling creative, you could have a go at this beauty! Just remember there is no right or wrong to art, it's abstract and you can learn a new bubble painting technique.
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11. Fancy Bubble Paint Fish
Under-the-sea theme is great to use for bubble painting and bubble paint rainbow fish are fun to make. While they are drying, you can read the story of The Rainbow Fish. It's a classic. Make it a party and eat goldfish crackers with the story.
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12. Soap Bubble art for Valentine's Day
This is such an easy craft and fun to do. Cut 3 templates of hearts out of card paper, tape them down lightly, but well, so that no paint will go underneath. Then do your bubble painting using the colors of your choice, lift off the stencils and you will have nice heart images underneath.
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13. Two Ways of Bubble Painting
Parents are busy people, but when we can take some time out for the little ones, we can go to an outside area and explore bubble painting with them. Here are two ways to do bubble art and you will have fun with your little one for sure. Kids love bubbles, and you might have fun too!
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14. Recycled Bottle Bubble Art
The most important tool you need for bubble art is the tool that blows the bubbles. Sometimes the traditional bubbles can be messy and the wand too small. So if you use recycled bottles for this craft, you will be helping the environment and children will have a blast.
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15. STEM Experiment Bubble Snakes
If you are trying to capture the attention of older children and tweens Bubble snakes and bubble snake painting will win them over. Follow the step-by-step instructions and add a few drops of paint to the mix and have kids blow their snake bubbles right onto butcher paper or a big piece of paper, and then let it dry.
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16. Stamping Fun with Bubble Painting
Children can combine bubble painting with bubble wrap stamping. Children love to cut out shapes and designs and make their own stamps that they can use over and over again. Crayola is known for great crayons and on this site, your kids can make some pretty artistic low-cost projects." Create it yourself. All you need is a bit of bubble wrap paper, a rubber band, and some scissors.
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17. Make Glow-in-the-Dark Bubble Paints and Impress Your Kids
Having a late night party or sleepover and want to really light things up. Make glow-in-the-dark bubble paint and watch the children come to life. No screens are needed in this activity. Easy to make and there are so many things you can do with this special paint.
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18. Bubble painting with Tempera Paint and Acrylics
Acrylic and Tempera work really well when doing bubble painting. The strong colors really show up. Take some card stock or a sheet of white paper and the rest is history. Just blow bubbles from the paint mixture and put the paper on top and let dry. It's a fun art activity for everyone.
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19. Les bulles de savon
In the 19th century, Sir William Thomson supposedly said “Make a soap bubble and observe it; you could spend a whole life studying it,” This project is for older children to first investigate pictures from the 19th Century that depict a person blowing bubbles, print out a black and white image of their choice. Make a frame for the picture using bubble painting technology.
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20. Bubble painting 1,2,3!
This is a great activity for any beginner who wants to dabble in bubble painting. It is so easy to follow and the effect looks amazing. Art with bubbles is something fun for everyone to try. and you can make beautiful bubble creations in a snap.
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