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BLOWING BUBBLES TO MAKE ART

by Rachel

Blowing bubbles to make art is a great way to discuss hyperbolic pressure… or to just enjoy making a mess creating colorful designs with your kiddos.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE SOAP BUBBLE ART:
  • 1 T Dish Soap
  • 3 T Water
  • water soluble food coloring (10 drops)
  • straws
  • cardstock paper (You can use computer paper or construction paper but they disintegrate more when wet).

Mix the water and soap with the food coloring. Blow into the solution until bubbles form.

Gently lay your cardstock over the bubbles. As the bubbles pop they will leave an imprint on the paper. Repeat the process until your page is covered.

 "Soap Bubble Art-2 copy" "Soap Bubble Art-3 copy"

We used this as a color lesson as well. We originally made three batches, blue, yellow and red. My kids then helped mix blue and yellow or red and blue to create “new colors.”

 "Soap Bubble Art-1 copy"

This activity was part of the unit where we studied “Air.” For more activity ideas see our learning themes page.

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