Today’s activity was so much fun. Bubble art! There are so many posts/tutorials/examples of this on the web, with tons of different ways to do this, so I just made up my own bubble paint with products I had on hand.
Bubbles left over from party favors, washable paint, cups, plates, bubble wands, and bubble wrap. I experimented with the bubble paint solution – adding more paint until it seemed concentrated enough, and then adding a tad bit more water so the bubbles were easier to blow. Then I cut a couple small sections of the bubble wrap to act as stamps to dip directly into paint. See?
We headed outside (what a wonderful day – high in the low 70’s in Virginia in September – unheard of!!!) with our paints and a big piece of butcher paper. EJ started blowing bubbles onto the paper right away – and never touched the bubble wrap stamps. Oh well.
We also blew big bubbles in our cups!
Here’s a glimpse of our finished product. It’s hanging up to dry, and I want to hang it up in EJ’s room when it’s ready. I’ll get some pictures of it hanging up before the B week is over.
This project was a hit. I think if I were to do it again, I’d use food coloring to tint the bubbles – the paint I used didn’t do exactly what I wanted it to do. Others have also used tempura paint (powdered), but I didn’t have any on hand. The bubble wrap stamps were not as interesting, although I had fun with them. It might be more fun as a large scale project just using the bubble wrap. The extra bubble wrap will be popped soon enough, though, bringing more bubble fun to our B week.
*EJ’s still wearing the Beatles t-shirt. I’m going to make him a Beatles fan after all!