Foam Bubble Painting

Looking for fun crafts to make with your kiddos? Kids of all ages from toddler and preschool to Kindergarten and elementary age will love making these foam bubble painting.
Foam Bubble Painting - a fun crafts for toddler, preschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students for any time of the year!

My kids love bubbles. But one thing they don't love about bubbles is how temporary they are.

In this art project, I thought it would be fun to see if we could preserve a bit of bubbles after my kids played with them in an artistic way. We were delighted with how pretty our bubble paintings came out. My daughter said they reminded her of the sea. I thought they looked like art you might see in a museum!

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Bubble Painting

Bubble paintings aren't difficult to make, but there is a trick to them. You have to make sure you don't have too much water or your colors will be muted. Here is how we made our bubble painting:

bubble painting

What you need to make foam bubble paintings:

  • Straws (1 for each child)
  • 3 colors of washable paint (we did yellow, blue, and green)
  • 3 small containers
  • Dish soap
  • Large tray (or cookie sheet)
  • Cardstock paper
First, place a small bit of paint in each container. Add twice as much water as you added paint. Drop in 4 drops of dish soap per color of paint.

Place your paper inside your tray or cookie sheet.

use a straw to blow in the paint, water, dish soap mixture to make bubbles

Instruct your kids to blow into the straws to make big bubbles. Show them how to blow steadily and slowly to make bubbles. If you blow too hard, you make splatters.

When the containers are full of bubbles, pour off about half of the liquid paint, leaving the bubbles, bubble foam, and a little bit of paint.

dump the paint onto your card stock inside a tray

Dump the paint onto your paper inside the tray.

use a straw to blow on the paint

Blow the paint gently to spread the bubbles and paint around.

stack one piece of cardstock on top of the other to mix colors more

Stack one piece of paper on top of the other so the paint mixes a little more. Don't mix too much on you will pop all the bubbles and ruin the design.

Wait a couple of hours for the paint to dry.

You'll be left with a brilliant one-of-a-kind design! Ours came out so pretty, I might just frame it!

Brenda is a full-time writer and homeschooling mom to two girls. Brenda blogs about STEM activities and ADHD homeschooling at Schooling a Monkey. When she isn't working, you'll find Brenda sipping on coffee with her nose in a book.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.