Making bubble prints is an easy and fun printmaking activity. First blow colorful bubbles and then use them to make cool bubble prints!
If you haven’t tried making bubble prints yet, you must give it a try! It’s a fun (slightly messy) printmaking activity for kids.
And it gives kids a chance to do what they love best: blow bubbles with a straw!
How to Create Bubble Prints
- Waterproof tablecloth or art mat
- Dish soap
- Food coloring (or liquid watercolors)
- Drinking straw
- Pin or needle
- Sturdy paper
- Prep bubble solution
Pour about 1/2 to 1 inch of water into the bowl. Add a few squirts of dish soap and a few drops of food coloring and then mix it all together.
- Get your straw ready
Poke a hole halfway down your straw with the pin or needle. This allows you to blow out air from the straw without accidentally sucking in the bubble solution.
- Blow bubbles!
Insert the straw into the bubble solution and blow out bubbles.
- Make a bubble print!
Press a piece of paper lightly over the bubbles and lift it up to reveal your bubble print.
- Make another!
Repeat as many times as you like to make more bubble prints or try other colors.
You can also add drops of color on top of your bubbles to make the colors even more vibrant.
You can have 2 or 3 bowls of bubble solution to make different colored bubble prints. Try combining them on one piece of paper to make cool prints!
And if you like this activity, try making bubble snakes for a different kind of print!
More Printmaking Activities for Kids
- How to Create Bubble Snakes
- Outdoor Art Ideas for Kids
- Blow Painting with Straws.
- How to Make Homemade Bubbles
- How to Make DIY Bubble Wands with Beads
- Splatter Painting with Kids
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