We’re taking our summer slow and enjoying some old fashioned arts and crafts. One that I remember from my own childhood is bubble prints – we’ve tried a very simple method that although not producing the bright and vibrant colours that other methods do they had so much fun making them.
What you need to make Bubble Prints
Bowl or dish
Washing up Liquid (Dish Soap)
Food Colouring/liquid water colours
Put about 1/2 cup of washing up liquid (dish soap) into the bowl and add some water to make a shallow mix of water and washing up liquid. Mix together to form a layer of bubbles. Add a few drops of food colouring to the bubbles.
Then using the straw blow
T loved the blowing through the straw and making the bubbles as big as possible in the bowl.
When the bubbles are near the surface gently place the paper on the top of the bubbles to capture them as they pop.
We did the activity outside as T seemed to be aiming for how many bubbles she could blow over the top of the bowl and they went everywhere.
Using food colouring like this produces a very weak bubble print but the fun is making the bubbles and trying to capture the prints before the bubbles disappear.