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Bubble Art

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Children will enjoy blowing bubbles, watching them pop onto paper to make their own bubble art!

Materials Needed:

  • Recycled bottle blower
  • Bubble solution
  • Liquid water colours
  • Tape
  • Thick paper
  • Make your recycled bottle blower.

What to Do: 

  • Tape large pieces of thick paper together and place them on the floor.
  • Give each child a bowl of bubble solution and add liquid water colour -(one colour per bowl) at a ratio of around 1:3. So 3 parts bubble solution, 1 part water colours.
  • Encourage the child to dip their bubble blower into the bubble solution and blow bubbles onto the paper creating bubble art!

Hints and Tips:

  • Child should blow slowly and onto the paper.
  • Tape paper to a table so children can sit down and blow bubbles.
  • Make sure children blow out the bubbles from the bubble maker.
  • If doing this indoors, you can add piece of paper in a tray with high sides so it's not too messy.
  • Have bowls of different coloured bubble solution so child can dip their bubble blower into different colours to make colourful bubble art.
  • Home made bubble solution recipe:
    1 cup warm water
    1/4 cup clear dishwashing detergent
    1 tablespoon glycerine (substitute corn syrup)

Reference: 
Recycled Bottle Blower, Hello Wonderful

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    established hand preference
    manipulates small objects
    able to identify and name primary colours
    increased concentration
    understands positional words (middle, end)
    identify and name secondary colours
    learns through observations and social interactions
    understands order and process

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Exploratory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

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