Did you know that you can make coloured bubbles?

No, they won’t be bright red as they float through the sky. But you will see more colours in them than normal and if you manage to burst them onto paper you can create some fun art with them.

We’ve used our homemade bubble mix and added in some colours and then had loads of fun creating colours in the sky.

So why not head outside with your toddlers and preschooler this spring and summer and create some beautifully coloured bubble fun in the sky.

how to make coloured bubble for art and fun

Coloured Bubbles Mix

Be warned! When the bubbles pop they squirt the colouring onto where ever you are playing. Patios, decks and garden furniture will be covered.

blowing bubbles

It is really simple to do just follow the recipe below to make your own mix and then head out into the garden to create some art or just have fun with the coloured bubbles.

preschooler blowing bubbles with homemade bubble mixture and wand

You can make your own bubble wands like we did with pipe cleaners (shown in the picture above) or you can use a set.

blowing bubbles with a homemade bubble wand

Making Coloured Bubble Art

This will require 2 people.

You can either blow the bubbles or create the art with your tot doing the other job.

Bubbles coloured

It’s easy just get some paper and you are going to make the bubbles splat on it by chasing them and letting them burst.

The burst will release the colour and you’ll end up with a splat bubble artwork with your child.

homemade coloured bubble recipe for outdoor fun this spring and summer with toddlers and preschoolers
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How to Make a Coloured Bubble Mixture Recipe

A recipe for coloured bubbles that shine in the sunlight in the colour of the mixture but are best fun when splatted and burst to create art!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Keyword: Art Project, Kids Activities, Preschool Activities, toddler activities
Author: Cerys Parker


  • Bubble Wands
  • Dish for decanting
  • spoon


  • Make up the bubble mixture according to the instructions.
  • Decant some of the mixture into a dish and repeat for as many colours as you will be using.
  • Add some food colouring and stir so fully combined.
  • And go blow bubbles!

simple bubble mixture recipe

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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