I used bubble paint today with the Kindergarten and First Grade students who come weekly for an afternoon Fun Club with me. We had lots of fun bubble painting!
I finally got a recipe that worked. The others were really too faded or did not work at all.
50 ml water
120 ml dish soap
40 ml food coloring (the children liked the colors strong)
The secret is to put lots of dish soap and lots of food coloring but it will depend on the quality of the soap and the food coloring. So the best you can do is to try before you give it to the students.
Blow through a straw until the bubbles overflow
Press the paper on the bubbles.
Lift the paper to see the bubble print and continue until you are happy with the results.
It will get messy!
Some students wanted to use only one color.
Others used all three colors available.
I also liked it that some children decided to touch the paper to the rim of the bowl. It added some nice round patterns.
Careful with the clothes as food coloring stains clothing, so use an apron!
This is a great weekend project!
Amelia Mello, M.Ed.