Bubble Painting

Howdy! You know that at my house… shirtless toddlers = messy craft time!

Bubble Painting

I tested this craft out on my preschool class before bringing it home. 
The participants parents were a little hesitant I could tell!
So we had 3 year olds blow through straws into a mixture of 1/2 paint,
1/2 bubble solution (or dish soap) ~ what’s the big deal?
*Update – please be sure that your child is developmentally at a stage where he/she understands to blow through a straw and not suck.
Bubble Painting Anyway the children loved it and so did my guys. Here’s Isaiah blowing for all he’s worth. Most of the children had been in swimming lessons so I told them to blow bubbles like in swimming and we practiced with our straws BEFORE incorporating paint.

Bubble Painting When the bubbles reached the top of the container we place our sheet of paper over top of them. Cool eh? The kids thought so ~ the parents were still envisioning a giant mess. Hee hee.

Bubble Painting Here’s Isaiah’s finished project.

And into the bath my boys went, no wall touching or furniture grabbing along the way! Fun though right?!!? I can’t wait until the weather warms up and we can head outdoors for some seriously messy crafts!
{insert evil laugh here}

Thanks for joining in on the shenanigans. Have a wonderful day!
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  1. Anonymous says

    I would be very cautious about doing this. It looks like great fun, but it’s very easy for kids that age to suck rather than blow. They could end up with a mouthful of paint & soap and they could even swallow it. Paint and soap mixtures aren’t recommended for ingestion!

  2. Anonymous says

    Good grief. This is something that was done when I was a child. I am well over 50. I agree that if a child can’t blow bubbles, he/she shouldn’t do it. But it sounds like a bunch of paranoid parents. Kids need to learn, expand, explore. Not be placed inside of a bubble.

  3. Heather at Dragonfly Designs says

    Yes, please do be careful! While we made sure both the bubble solution and paint is non-toxic, it is important to make sure that your child can understand that they are NOT sucking up through the straw but BLOWING out of the straw. I actually had parents, who perhaps thought that their child wasn’t developmentally THERE yet, blow through the straws themselves and then have their child choose what colour paint and put the paper overtop of the bubbles. Thanks for the feedback!

  4. Sky Buffat says

    I LOVE this idea and know that my little guys will too! Sorry your getting flack for it ๐Ÿ˜‰ My boys love paint and I sometimes feel like I’ve tried about everything but this one is new! Thanks for a great idea!

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