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DIY Home Sensory Activity: Bubble Picture

Updated: Aug 24, 2021


Prep time: 2 minutes

Difficulty: Easy Peasy

Estimated Cost: 10 AED

Mess level: Medium

Age: 2 plus

What you need

  • Small plastic containers to hold the paint mixture

  • Tempera paint in a variety of colors

  • Liquid dish soap

  • Water

  • Straws

  • A push pin

  • Small pieces of thick paper (construction, card stock, watercolor paper)


The solution should be thin enough so that when the kids blow bubbles into the liquid, the bubbles expand over the top of the container. The kids can lightly press a small piece of paper over the bubbles. This leaves an interesting print on the paper. Add a variety of colors of bubbles to one piece of paper.


Kids will enjoy looking at how the colors mix together on the paper.

Ways to adapt:

Bubble painting is a fun process art activity for preschoolers, but there are also ways that you can explore and experiment with the process and the art produced.

Let kids help you experiment to get the perfect paint/bubble solution Experiment with an aquarium air pump and plastic tubes/bubbles

Kids can learn about colors by combining different colors to create the paint/bubble solution.

Experiment with different kinds of straws and different types of paper.

Examine dry bubble paintings with a magnifying glass.

Use bubble paintings to create another work of art.

Cut shapes out of the paintings to use in collages and projects.

We have used bubble paintings to make special gifts. They look beautiful when framed or made into note cards.

You can also use the bubble mix on its own - my children absolute love blowing bubbles.

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