Summertime is approaching which means it’s almost time for one of our favourite activities: blowing bubbles! While this is a fun activity in itself, I wanted to come up with a fun way for my kids to use our Giant Gazillion jug of bubbles indoors. Miss O loves to paint so what better way to use those bubbles than to make bubble art?! I love-love-love these bubbles as they are HUGE when you use them outside. They have some secret solution that seriously makes for the best bubbles.
What You’ll Need
- Giant Gazillion Bubble Solution
- acrylic paint in a variety of colours
- small cups (I used empty baby food jars)
- cookie sheet
- white cardstock – plain paper won’t be able to handle the wet solution
Make Some Bubble Art
We tried out three different styles for our bubble art, some using shapes added to the page. Here are the basic instructions for any style of bubble art.
Pull out that cookie sheet and place your containers on it. Choose your colours and squirt a fair amount of paint into it. It’s not an exact science but the bubbles will reduce the colours significantly. I pressed hard on the bottles for about 5 seconds to give an idea. Put in a splash of bubbles. You don’t need nearly as much as you think, especially when using Giant Gazillion Bubbles.
You can see in the photos that I originally trimmed the straws; don’t do this! As you blow into the jars, the bubbles explode in your face! Keep a full-length straw in there to keep the bubbles & paint out of their mouths.
Stir up the solution a bit to mix it. Now it’s time to blow bubbles which will make the paint blend into the bubbles. Blow into the jars until they are overflowing with bubbles. Take your sheet of paper and touch it to the bubbles, trying to avoid the rim of the container. Do this with all sorts of colours and experiment with a little bit of bubbles, lots of bubbles, have fun with it!
Basic Bubble Art
This is the easiest style to do. Just choose some colours and touch them all over the page and see how they splatter. You will see that a lot of the bubbles will remain on the page. The kids can either pop them or just leave them to see what happens. This is a great way to start before getting into the other designs.
Unicorn Bubble Art
This was a fun spin on the basic bubble art that I designed with Miss O in mind. She loves all things rainbows and unicorns. Using my Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine, I cut out a unicorn shape from some black cardstock and used a bit of tape to lightly attach it to the paper. You can do this with any shape! Just pop the bubbles all around the image. It turned out very faint as the details were a bit too small on the unicorn. I suggest a larger, simpler shape.
Outer Space Bubble Art
This was a fun piece of art that I made! Miss O had enough after the basic art and the unicorn art (as 4 year olds are apt to do) so I decided to have a little bit of fun. It was a two-step process to do this art. You will need to cut a circle from a same-size sheet of paper in just the spot you want it. Do this carefully as you will be using both the circle and the excess sheet of paper.
Take the excess sheet with the circle removed and place it over your main artwork sheet. Blow some yellow bubbles to fill in the circle. Once you’re happy with your moon, remove that sheet and put the circle over the moon to help protect it from the dark colours you are about to use. As the wet bubbles make it difficult to adhere the circle, I just held onto it carefully while I worked. Blow some blue & black bubbles and press them all over the remainder of the page.
Let your artwork dry completely. Add some fun star stickers – Miss O helped me out with this step!
And there you have it: brightly coloured bubble art to display around your home. It’s a great way to brighten up those rainy April day with thoughts of warm summer days ahead. I can’t wait to get out into the sunshine and try out the Giant Gazillion bubbles to maximum effect!
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Giant Gazillion Bubbles. Our family received bubbles product samples. All the views and opinions are our own.
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.