Blowing Bubbles to Make Art

Blowing bubbles to make bubble art is a great way to discuss hyperbolic pressure… or to just enjoy making a mess creating colorful designs with your kiddos. This post has affiliate links. 

Soap Bubble Art

Blowing Bubbles to Make Art: What You Need 

  • 1 Tablespoon Dish Soap
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
  • Water Soluble Food Coloring (10 drops)
  • Straws
  • Cardstock Paper (You can use computer paper or construction paper but they disintegrate more when wet).

Directions for Blowing Bubbles to Make Art:

Mix the water and soap with the food coloring. Blow into the solution until bubbles form.

Gently lay your cardstock over the bubbles. As the bubbles pop they will leave an imprint on the paper. Repeat the process until your page is covered.

Soap Bubble Art-2 copy Soap Bubble Art-3 copy

We used this as a color lesson as well. We originally made three batches, blue, yellow and red. My kids then helped mix blue and yellow or red and blue to create “new colors.”

Soap Bubble Art-1 copy

This Blowing Bubbles to Make Art activity was part of the unit where we studied “Air.”  For more activity ideas see our learning themes page.

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  1. What a wonderful idea!!

  2. I like it much better than other ideas I saw. They involved blowing bubbles into paper – something that my daughter is not able to do yet. Maybe we will try it out one of these days.

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