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
- Dish Soap (not pictured)
- White construction paper, ripped into pieces
- 1 large piece construction paper for placing collage
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!