DIY Craft: How to Make Bubble Art with Paint and Bubbles

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Bubble Art with Paint and Bubbles

Difficulty: Easy
Great for

2nd and 3rd

grade girls
Total time



Learn how to make a bubble art masterpiece with a few simple ingredients. You can learn through directions and pictures and a short video at end of post showing how to do it. Let’s get started!

For this craft you will need

How to make craft

  • Add three tablespoons of bubble solution or dishwashing detergent and two tablespoons of paint to a cup. Mix them together and then add a little bit of water. To prepare the mixture you might want to use lower glasses or dishes. I’ve used plastic cups but I cut them in half so the bubbles get some of the color. If you make a lot of bubbles when they get out of the glass they will be transparent. 
  • So when the mixture is ready put the straw inside and make a lot of bubbles. Take the cardboard and kind of slide it below the bubbles so they will stay on the cardboard. Pop the bubbles and you will get a piece of art. 
  • Use many different colors and play a little. You can use another technique by putting the straw in the mixture and then place it a little above the cardboard so when you blow the bubble it is straw on the cardboard and when you pop it you will get a colored circle. 
    One more advice, use cardboard because if you use regular sheets of paper they can be damaged by all the water sprinkling around. Have fun!

Craft Video

YouTube video


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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.