Bubble Paint Recipe for Kids Crafts
Who doesn’t love bubbles? Bubbles are pretty, colorful, and very temporary.
With this easy bubble paint recipe you can keep a picture of a bubble. The bubble’s colors can be captured on a piece of paper. This will make a bubble print.
The bubble print can be admired and shared as a piece of artwork, made with paper crafts. Or the bubble print can be used to make a greeting card, torn up and used in collage, or even to adorn gift wrap.
Age Appropriateness: Bubble Paint Recipe
The bubble paint recipe paper craft should only be done by children who know how to blow out from a straw without sucking in. This is not a paint mixture that kids should taste.
For example, a two-year-old when given a straw will be more likely to suck in than blow out. Each child is different, so use your best judgement when it comes to this paint recipe for paper crafts.
What You Need for the Bubble Paint Recipe
Crayola (or equivalent brand) powdered tempera paints – you will need different colors.
Generic brand dish washing liquid, since there’s no need to use up the good stuff!
Good old-fashioned tap water
A handful of toss-able straws, or straws used only for kids craft projects.
A sheet or two of recycled newspaper or equivalent.
Card stock or plain white paper.
One recycled plastic container.
One set of measuring spoons.
One set of measuring cups.
One wooden spoon used just for making paint craft recipes.
Recipe for Bubble Paint
For each color of bubble paint, measure and mix the following ingredients:
1/4 cup of powdered tempera paint
3 tablespoons of room-temperature tap water
2 teaspoons of generic brand dish washing liquid
Protect Your Work Space
The first thing you need to do is cover the crafts work space with recycled newspaper.
Next, gather all of the ingredients and the equipment.
Make the Bubble Paint
Let the fun begin, kids! Measure and mix the ingredients for one paint color.
After mixing the ingredients, hold up the plastic container to the light to see the color. If the color is not dark or bold enough, add anothertablespoon of powdered tempera paint.
Now place a piece of paper in the middle of the work surface. Place the bubble paint container in the middle. Add the straw.
Blow bubbles! The bubble paint mixture will bubble up over the sides of the container until the bubbles flow out like lava.
Remove the container and place a second piece of paper on top of the bubbles.
Gently peel off the top piece of paper to reveal a bubble print! Experiment with the process to make sure you are not popping the bubbles before they have a chance to make a bubble print on the paper.