Yesterday, I used bubble paint for the first time with kids. I had done it before in workshops, but I had never gone the distance and actually tried it out with kiddos. Needless to say, it was a bit messier with children then with adults! But getting messy doing art is part of the fun!
I went on pinterest (I know some of you might be thinking that I live on pinterest) to find a bubble paint recipe. I had an idea of how to make it, but I just wanted to be sure. Anyway, I used WhiMysy love’s blog found at:http://whimsy-girl.blogspot.com/2010/08/summer-break-day-83.html I did change up the paint used. I used some tempera paint in place of the acrylic. I also found that I had to use more water then she had listed. I am not one for recipes, but I used a glob of tempera paint, a squeeze of dish soap, and a quick splash of water (or two depending on the size of the container used).
Here is our paint in different size containers. I didn’t have any disposable containers, so I used what I had. The cups were not hard to clean since half of what was in them was soap!
Here we have paint with a squirt of dish soap and a bit of water. We also mixed colors as the tempera paint I have is primary colors.
Laine helped out in mixing the paint! I love to have helpers!!!
Laine went a little overboard blowing bubbles (but it’s easy to do!)
Lanie and I tried out blowing bubbles in the bubble paint. I think our faces ended up with a bit of paint as well, but whose going to know?
Our results were down right beautiful! Why wouldn’t they be???? Lucas and Lanie did a wonderful job. With Lucas (he is about 22 months), I had him pop the bubbles with his paper. He also popped the bubbles with his fingers!
Our paint did end up a little light when we first started, but that’s an easy fix. Just add a little more paint!