Maker Monday: Bubble Prints
This week’s Make Monday project is a fun outdoor activity. It combines a kid’s love of blowing bubbles with a creative edge. These bright prints will look great tacked onto the refrigerator. Once they are dry, use them as stationary for a note to Grandma. They can also make a cool background for an outer space or under-the-sea drawing.
The leftover liquid can be stored in jars for later use.
Mix the dishwashing liquid half and half with the warm water.
Pour about 3/4 of an inch of the mixture into a bowl. Add a few drops of food coloring and stir well to mix.
Insert a straw into the liquid and blow gently so a tall tower of bubbles forms in the bowl.
Place a sheet of paper over the top of the bubbles and lower slowly. Hold the paper in place for about 30 seconds or so until you can see the bubble color begin to seep through the sheet. As the bubbles pop, they create the print.
Remove and turn over to admire the design. You can continue to blow bubbles and use the same sheet of paper in different places to make a bubble print over the entire sheet. Experiment with different colors or mix primary colors to make other shades.
For other Maker Monday projects and fun stuff for kids, visit the Kidsburgh Activities page.