“Bubble Art” Collage

First of all, let me just say that this project is probably best suited for ages 4 and up. And make sure you use non-toxic paint!

You will need:

  • Non-toxic Paint
  • Straws
  • Dish Soap (not pictured)
  • White construction paper, ripped into pieces
  • 1 large piece construction paper for placing collage
  • Glue

Mix some water, the paint, and some dish soap in a container bigger than the ripped pieces of paper. Blow into the paint mixture with a straw, being careful not to accidentally drink it!

The bubbles should be smaller to get the best effect. This is a good example.

Gently lay the paper on top of the bubbles, and carefully remove it. My little one didn’t quite get the “gently” part…she said she was dying “Easter paper”. =) 

You can sort of see the “bubble” effect. Most of ours did not come out like this, since, as I said, my daughter thought dunking the paper was much more fun than gently laying it on.

Repeat with all the white construction paper, and lay somewhere to let dry a little. I put the pieces on a cookie sheet. Then my daughter glued all the pieces together to make a collage.

Here is the finished product. Even though this wasn’t as “bubbly” as I was going for, my little one had fun (kept her attention for an entire half hour!) and learned about collage. It turned out really pretty!

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