Arts & crafts

Fun Outdoor Activity - Bubble Print Paintings

Blowing bubbles to make bubble art is a great way to discuss colours, paintings and artwork. You can read some interesting facts about bubbles and colours here.

Interesting facts about paintings:

  • People have been painting for as long as 40,000 years.
  • Early cave paintings were drawn with red or yellow ochre, hematite, manganese oxide, and charcoal. Not bubbles :)
  • Prehistoric artists may have painted animals to "catch" their soul or spirit to hunt them more easily.
  • The most expensive painting is Salvator Mundy by Leonardo da Vinci sold in 2017 for $ 450,3 million. (Should I even mention that my kids, Einstein E and Power P, asked if they could sell their paintings for that much money?  Einstein E would like to sell his painting and buy a Tesla.)

Materials:

  • Bubble prints
  • Scissors
  • Piece of cardboard 
  • Paint and glue

Step 1.

Have some fun blowing bubbles and making prints in different colours. How to make them? Click here.blowing bubbles
Step 2.

Prepare your "canvas". We cut out a piece of old cardboard for the base and four strips for the frame.

Pieces of cardboard for the bubbles parint painting
Don't forget to make a hanger.

hanger for the bubble print painting
Step 3. 

Cut out different shapes and glue them on a piece of cardboard. This is an ideal opportunity to introduce or revise some geometry vocabulary - circle, pentagon, parallelogram, trapeze...  cutting out circles for bubble paintings
many circles on a bubble print painting
Step 4.

Cut out, paint, and glue the frame.painted parts of cardboard for the bubble print painting
Step 5. 

Exhibit and make your kids feel proud :)bubble print paintings exhibition