Sunday, 15 November 2015

Bubble painting

Children love bubbles, both playing with them and watching them float along.  You can even purchase magic bubbles these days that don't pop when you reach out to catch them.

When I was a little girl I loved nothing better than using my mums washing up liquid and adding water to make a bubble mixture.  Good old wire coat hangers were in abundance in those days and my dad made me a bubble wand out of a piece of one.  Happy memories.  

Bubble painting was another activity i loved.  The best paint I like to use for this is good old powder paint, although you can do it with ready made liquid paint too.

You will need:

  • Powder paint (or similar)
  • Washing up liquid
  • a drinking straw
  • paper
Make up the bubbly paint using the powder paint, water and washing up liquid.  Don't make it too runny or too thick.  You might need to practice the consistency.  Just a couple of drops of washing up liquid should do it.  

Add the straw to the container that you have mixed the paint in and blow into the paint to make it bubbly.  Use different colours to create your work of art.

Put a piece of paper gently on top of the bubbles.  Lift it off and look at the pattern.

Great fun : )

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