In the doctor’s office waiting room the other day, I read about this amazing thing to try with bubbles.  I couldn’t wait to get home and give it a try.

My kids adore bubbles, so I am always up for a fresh idea on how to play with them.  This was called Bubble Painting.

Here is what you are supposed to do:

  1. Take your favorite bubble solution and separate it into small plastic cups.
  2. Then add in about a tablespoon of washable finger paint in each cup and mix the two together.  You can also use food coloring!
  3. Next is to get your paper up.  I used an old easel that we keep outdoors for finger painting and taped up white paper to both sides.  It’s a good idea to let the kids wear play clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, or at the very least an apron.
  4. At this point you just blow the bubbles towards your paper.  You can use the bubble wands that came with your bubbles, or if your kids can be trusted not to drink the bubble paint, use a straw.

When they pop, the paint inside splatters and makes the neatest designs!

Giggling ensues.  More bubbles pop.  Artwork is created.  More giggling.  Eventually someone discovers that the paint also splatters when the bubbles pop on mommy.  More giggling.  More popping.  Did I mention that you should probably also wear clothes that you don’t mind getting finger paint on?  A bubble popping war takes place.  More giggling is followed by another discovery that the bubbles make our windows have pretty designs too!

Thank goodness we used washable paint!  Everything just squirts off and is squeaky clean after that.  I even had two overly enthusiastic little helpers.

-Stephanie Wright

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