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Art Activities with Bubbles – Painting Activity with Kids


I finally had a chance to try a bubble painting activity with my kids.

Bubble Painting with Kids Feature

The activity with bubbles is not only easy to set up but kids have a blast with it. Not to mention the cool artwork as a result but we won’t focus on that so much since it is all about the process with kids, right?

Bubble Painting Final

Bubble Painting Activity with Kids

Bubble Painting Materials

Bubble Painting Materials

  • Tray
  • Small Bowl
  • Straw
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Paper (we used card stock and it worked well)
  • Liquid Watercolor
  • Sponge (optional but nice for pick up)

Bubble Painting Art

Bubble Painting Process

  • Gather your materials
  • Fill the bowl with a small amount of water
  • Add liquid watercolor (we used blue, then added red to make a secondary color)
  • Add dish soap
  • Invite the child to the activity
  • Demonstrate by blowing bubbles (watch the child’s delight)
  • Place a piece of paper on top of the colored bubbles
  • Remove and allow time to dry
  • Display

Bubble Painting Process Art

Discovery Questions

  • What causes the bubbles?
  • Why do the bubbles pop?
  • What happens when we place the paper lightly on the bubbles? Not so lightly?
  • How do big and small bubbles different in their design? Why?
  • What happens when we place two pieces of paper on the bubbles?
  • What happens when you blow hard? softly?
  • What happens when you blow fast? slowly?
  • What happens to the bubbles if you add another ingredient like flour? sugar? salt? a sponge?

Bubble Painting Discovery


  • You don’t need much water and soap to create excellent bubbles for painting
  • Cover your workspace. The activity has the potential to get messy.
  • Use a baking rack for drying
  • Remind the children to breath air out through their mouths into the straw (although a great teaching moment if the child sucks air into the straw as my five year old offered me!)

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