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Amazing Bubble Art Painting for Kids

This bubble art is such a pretty and fun art project! Kids are going to have a blast blowing to make colorful bubbles from dish soap that will turn into unique, interesting, and memorable bubble art for kids. This Bubble Painting is a MUST TRY summer activities for kids from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids from first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and up! All you need are a few simple materials to try this EPIC painting bubbles!

This bubble art is such a pretty and fun art project! Kids are going to have a blast blowing to make colorful bubbles from dish soap that will turn into unique, interesting, and memorable bubble art for kids. This Bubble Painting is a MUST TRY summer activities for kids from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids from first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and up! All you need are a few simple materials to try this EPIC painting bubbles!


Bubble art for kids

After the long, dreary winter kids are tired of being cooped up. They are ready to get outside and PLAY! We are all about making sure kids have lots of time to free play during the summer. Kids are scheduled enough during the school year – they don’t need to be running from one scheduled event to the other!  Between summer camps, art classes, swimming lessons, Vacation Bible School, and other fun activities – kids don’t have time to use their imaginations and be creative. This bubble art is such a fun way to let kids play, create, and have fun with an outrageously FUN summer activity for kids!

I do think that kids benefit immensly from having one new activity or idea each day. This allows them to try something different, experiment with a new concept, and play with a purpose. This fun bubble art for kids is more than just a fun summer activity for kids – it is a chance for kids to make big, crazy bubbles. It is the chance to make beautiful, bold, colorful summer art projects. They will watch colors mix and expand so that they can see every color in the rainbow. Plus it is a chance to be outside, explore their creativity, and be kids while they are still young. This bubble paint art  is a fun bubble activity for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students! This bubbles painting is a MUST TRY activity you will want to add to your summer bucket list!

Bubble painting

This bubble painting is just as fun to make as it is to look at as a finished product. Kids will love that this art project is to be done outside – where you don’t mind having crazy bubbles oozing out of the side of a bowl, where the overflowing colors won’t chance staining your carpet of floors. We suggest doing this project on a patio, driveway, or grassy surface when the weather has warmed up.

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Bubble Art

Fill a non breakable bowl with several Tablespoons of any brand of dish detergent and add water. We suggest using a hose to add water because it is easy AND it will start getting the solution all bubbly saving you some time so your children can focus on making the unique bubbles and color mixing.

Hint: Big shallow dishes work best; we like to use plastic, Tupperware, metal mixing bowls, buckets, sand toys, etc.

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Bubble painting for kids

Use plastic straws (or several straws taped together) to blow air into the bubble solution to get even more bubbles in your bow. Move the straw(s) around to add bubbles of various heights and densities to your mixture. Toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartens especially seem to enjoy this silly, messy part. This part can take as long or go as quickly as you want it to go. This is process art so depending on what your child does, his art project will look different.

Hint: Make a small hole in the straw so that younger kids wouldn’t accidentally suck up the mixture.

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Now squirt in some washable liquid water color or food coloring and continue to blow bubbles. This will allow the colors to mix and blend. Look at the different shades of blue we have just adding in one color. The more you blow and make bubbles the more the colors will mix and morph together. Try making some art prints with just one colors. It is a prety monochromatic piece of art.

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Bubble art painting

Now its time to make your bubble painting. Lay a piece of paper on top of the bubbles. Lift up in 5-10 seconds to discover a fun, interesting, and unique piece of artwork. You can press it more than once if you like, but having the white space in between bubbles makes it look really cool.

Lay it on a table indoors to dry so it doesn’t blow away.

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Continue making more bubbles by blowing in the straw and adding more colors to mix up the look. No to bubble artwork pieces will look the same as the colors are constantly mixing to create new derivations of themselves. Even several imprints of the same colorful bubbles will turn out differently!

Then empty out your bowl and start over with different colors to make a totally different composition.

Super fun kids activity for summer that produces beautiful bubble art

Bubble paint art

The bubble prints you can make are only limited only by your creativity! Try different variations of colors (red, orange, yellow, pink, blue, purple, green) and sizes of bubbles (large, small, multiple) by using one straw or more. So many beautiful art projects for kids to make. Simply stunning!

When your artwork has dried, I suggest stacking them and putting them under a heavy book to flatten the papers – they will probably have morphed a little from being wet. We hang our artwork on the wall, use it to make beautiful cards, save it as one-of-a-kind DIY wrapping paper, cut it apart to make paper chains to count down until vacation, make beautiful hearts or butterflies out of the paper to decorate our walls and windows, etc. The uses are endless!

EPIC Bubble Painting - kids of all ages will love this fun summer art project where they will make a bubble craft by blowing bubbles. Recipe included for this fun to make, easy, summer activity for kids!  how to blow slime bubbles with a straw  Homemade Bubble Solution for GIANT Bubbles - simple and amazing diy bubbles recipe for toddler, preschool, and children of all ages for fun summer activities for kids. A must add to your summer bucket list Looking for a fun craft activity? You've got to try bubble painting!  Kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students will love making bubble painting with straws. As children blow and paint with foam bubbles they will create beautiful, mesmorizing bubble paint art. 

Bubble Activities

Looking for more fun, creative ways to paint with bubbles? Check out these FUN ideas!

Have you tried making your own diy puffy paint? It's really easy to whip up a batch of puffy paint recipe that will delight and engage children to create. This is a special kind of 3d painting for kids using homemade foam paint. You will love how easy it is to make this diy foam paint to let toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders creat amazing artwork! If you have a fairy fan at your house you will love this super cool DOY fairy jar craft project! With just a couple simple materials you can make a mason jar night light that will actually glow in the dark. This fairy craft is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th garde, and 6th graders.  Whether you make your fairy light jars as a fun summer activity for kids or as a tinkerbell craft - this is sure to be a hit in your house!  quick and easy-to-make peanut butter playdough. This simple playdough recipes is no cook and made without creatm of tarter! Best part, afer your kids are done playing, this is a completely edible peanut butter playdough recipe! This edible playdough recipe is perfect for celebrating PB&J Day on April 2nd, Peanut Butter Day on January 24th, a hands-on back to school activity, or just as a playful sensory activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders any day.  You will love this outrageously fun painting with cars activity where kids will make a cheery rainbow painting using hotwheel vehicles. This rainbow painting for kids is a silly rainbow painting ideas that your kids will LOVE! Use this for a rainbow theme, car theme, spring theme, or just a fun play ativity with kids. Try this car activities for kids with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. 

Preschool Activities

Looking for a fun, engaging pasta craft? This pretty stained glass pasta project has so many different possibilities to let your children explore their creativity, create something unique and beautiful, and strengthen coordination with those little hands. In this pasta art you will use dyed pasta to creat a beautiful stained glass craft. This stained glass art for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders.  Tin Foil Art  This EPIC summer activities for kids uses a really fun technique to make squirt gun painting! This water gun painting is such a fun summer art project for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. The squirt panting is as much fun to make as it is to look at afterwards with the unique patterns. This Summer Painting for kids is a MUST for your list of summer activities for preschoolers! Making a DIY foosball table is a really fun STEM project for kids of all ages to make together and loads of fun to play with too! The diy games for kids is the project for a rainy day or as a summer bucket list idea.  Try this homemade games for kids with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. This EPIC kids activity is sure to be a hit with your kids.

Have you ever heard of a lemon volcano? Kids are going to love this fun, creative,volcano experiment that screams summer! This simple lemon volcano experiment is perfect for curious kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. All you need are a few simple materials to make some amazing erupting lemon volcanos! Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. The goal of an amazing science experiment for kids is to grab kids attention and make them wonder why did that happen, how could that work, and I want to try that! This leak proof bag is such a simple science experiment for kids that explores polymers. What's best is this amazing science experiment with everyday materials! Try this water experiment with kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. Whether you are having a doctor theme preschool unit, talking about germs, community helper activity, or are just looking for a fun and silly craft for kids, you will love this band aid art project for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children. You are going to love this really fun, creative craft for kids!

Summer Fun

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

super cute cut and paste subtraction math craft to practice addition in kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students. Summer Number Worksheets Practice tracing lowercase alphabet letters with these super cute Alphabet Sandcastles. Use these super cute beach worksheets to sneak in some fun summer learning in between all your summer activities to keep up skills and avoid the summer leaning loss. These free beach printables include letter find, beach i spy, beach math, counting, addition, skip counting puzzles, and so much more. This HUGE pack of over 70 pages of beach worksheets for preschool, pre k, kindergarteners, and first graders is so handy! Simply download pdf file with summer worksheets for preschoolers and you are ready to play and learn with a beach activity for kids!

Free Beach Printables

Looking for more summer beach themed printable worksheets and activities for kids? You will love these free resources:

These super cute crab themed summer math worksheets are a great way for children to learn, practice and review essential math skills! These free math worksheets allow preschool pre-k, and kindergarten age students to learn to recognise and write numbers, shapes and fractions. Simply print preschool math worksheets and you are ready for yoru summer theme or ocean theme. Looking for a hands-on summer math activity to practice adding? These super cute and clever addition puzzles use free printable addition worksheets to sneak in some summer learning with kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too.  These summer worksheets for kindergarten are easy to prep and learners can practice addition to 20 while having fun at the same time. Simple print the addition to 20 worksheets and you are ready to go!  kindergarten summer math worksheets Kids will enjoy getting out and walking around the neighborhood, getting some exercise, while searching for different items such as a towel, ice cream and crab, as part of this Summer Scavenger Hunt. Families will love that this summer scavenger hunt for kids is no prep, just print and head out for a fun summer activity for kids where kids will work on their power of observation! Use this scavenger hunt for summer printable with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students as it contains not only the name, but a cute picture too.  Simply download pdf file with summer scavenger hunt pdf in color or black and white and you are ready to play!

Summer Worksheets

These pages will allow you to get in some low-prep practice with a variety of math from telling time, counting, writing numbers, number recognition, and more!

camping-math-worksheets-for-preschoolers Kids will have fun practing forming sentences with this super cute, smores themed, complete sentence game. This free printable complete sentences game is perfect for first grade and 2nd graders who are learning to form a proper sentece with a capital letter, punctuation, noun and verbs. Simply grab the pdf file with sentence building games and you are ready to play and learn with a sentence game. Marshmallow-Ten-Frame-Printable-Activity-663x1024  quick and easy-to-make peanut butter playdough. This simple playdough recipes is no cook and made without creatm of tarter! Best part, afer your kids are done playing, this is a completely edible peanut butter playdough recipe! This edible playdough recipe is perfect for celebrating PB&J Day on April 2nd, Peanut Butter Day on January 24th, a hands-on back to school activity, or just as a playful sensory activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders any day.

Camping & Smores Printables

Looking for more camping worksheets preschool and ideas for your next camping trip? You will love these resources:

summer handwriting worksheets Free Pool Writing Numbers Simple matching letter game is a great way to work a little letter recognition into your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten child's day while still having fun with summer activities for kindergarten. Children will insert the shoverl into the sand pail for this free printable, matching upper and lowercase letters activity. Simply download pdf file with alphabet matching and you are ready to play and learn with this beach theme or summer theme activity.

Summer worksheets for kindergarten

Looking for more fun, summer theme educational activities for prek and kinders? Check out these free summer printables!

Bubble Word Families activity for kindergartners FREE Surfboard Opposite Puzzles - these free printable summer themed opposites puzzles are such a fun way for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade kids. Perfect for summer learning, spring / fall literacy centers! SO CUTE! #opposites #kindergarten #literacy Free Seed letter find worksheets for kindergartners for spring or summer learning swim goggle summer lowercase alphabet matching

Summer Printables

Celebrate the first day of summer on June 20th by printing out one of these super cute, FREE Printable Bookmarks. These are such an easy way to get kids excited about reading! free printable counting firefly math worksheets watermelon printable rhyming words worksheets If you are looking for a fun, simple way for kids to learn about the life cycle of a mosquito, then you will love these fun and free printable Mosquito Life Cycle Worksheets. Simple print these life of mosquito to practice a variety of math and literacy skills while learning about life cycles for kids with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders.

Summer Learning

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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