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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bubble Prints!


After experimenting with several ways of doing bubble prints, I think I found a way that works well.  I poured some kids bubbles into small containers.  Then, I mixed a few drops of food coloring into the containers.  The bubbles were cheapo and weren't really bubbly, so I added some dish soap as well.  Then, I blew bubbles just as you normally would blow bubbles and let them land on the paper.  When they popped, they left these splatters and circle prints.  I think they're cool.  These would be cool backgrounds for further art or drawing.  Before I found this way, I tried using tempera paints in bubbles and blowing with a straw and those ways were not very successful. 




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16 comments:

Darla said...

Thanks for sharing this. I just finished doing it with my little ones and they loved it. I started out using a regular straw but soon changed to those little coffee stirrers which limited the air flow and minimized the big splashes. Thanks!

LB said...

Looks like a good project for my Kinders, I have them for the first time this year and have overestimated their ablities! Did you use regular bubble wand things or did you use straws when you were successful? Thanks!

Marcia said...

We used the bubble wands. The straws did not work well.

BoiseNoise said...

I tried this today with my little neighbor kids, and it didn't work well at all. I wonder what we were doing wrong? Or maybe it had something to do with the weather? We used bubble wands.

Marcia said...

hmm.. I don't know? Did you add a bit of dish soap to the bubbles? Sometimes if you add too much of the color, it dilutes the bubbliness too much.

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D. Zorn said...

Very very very nice idea! Thanks for sharing!

primariatreiso said...

Great Idea, I'll try with my pupils soontalketa

Caroline said...

Thank you for sharing your experience! We're planning to try this at a b-day party on Saturday!!

Marcia said...

Good luck! Caroline, I would test it out before the party because some bubbles work differently then others and you need to experiment to find a good ratio. have fun!

Siggadisart said...

What a great idea... Going to try this with my students..

mommy2luke2008 said...

I featured this on my blog! Here is the link: http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2012/10/friday-favorites.html

Thanks so much! Can't wait to try this!

Trudy Graham said...

Just a courtesy note to let you know I have pinned your Bubble Print post to a pinterest board with a collection of learning resources to complement the “Snakes and Ladders” app. You will find lesson ideas, learning activities and reviews. You can view my boards at pinterest.com/fingerpprojects.com
Warm Regards
Trudy

Cathy said...

What kind of paper did you use? I was thinking of trying card stock. :)

Marcia said...

We just used regular white construction paper. Cardstock would work just fine!

Nathaly said...

I love! J'adore!

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