Bubble painting can be messy (which is why we recommend using washable paint), however, it also has many unique opportunities for your child’s developmental growth! This activity encourages scientific enquiry as children explore the properties of bubbles. Controlled blowing is also ideal for building oral motor strength and control which aides in articulation.
Just don’t forget to remind your children they are gently blowing bubbles, not drinking the paint!
- Plastic cups
- Paint (we recommend washable paint)
- Dish detergent
- Cardboard/ thick paper – (can be easily purchased from your local newsagency/ Officeworks)
- Add about 1 tablespoon of paint colour, 2 tablespoons dish detergent, and 2 tablespoons of water to each cup. Measurements don’t need to be exact to have the same result!
- Mix each cup using the straw and start blowing bubbles. Once the bubbles rise above the rim of the cup, lay your paper over the bubbles. Remove the paper and repeat with a different colour paint - it’s as simple as that!
- You can cut the cardboard into smaller pieces so it is easier to cover the entire piece of paper with the bubble paint.
Once the paint dries, you can make note cards to send loved ones for special occasions!
Have you tried any of our Kiddie DIY ideas? Do you have any suggestions or feedback? Please leave a comment on our Facebook page or send us pictures of your results!