Abstract Watercolor Bubble Art

Here is a fun, messy, and inexpensive project for all ages! It is fun for one-on-one or a whole party! To begin this project you will need an area that can get a little messy. Spread a few newspapers on your work table and floor around it; or leave the messy cleanup behind and work outside!


Supplies Needed:

  • Bubbles – regular, mini party size, or jumbo bottle with mixing cups
  • Food Coloring
  • White Craft Paper

Optional Supplies:

  • Apron or paint shirt
  • A few sticks or straws for mixing
  • Colorful markers
  • Towels or Paper Towels for clean-up
  • Old newspapers

Steps 1 2 3

Step 1: Select a color from a package of food coloring. Place a half cup of bubbles in a bowl or cup, or open up the bottle if you are using regular or mini bubbles.

Step 2: Place 8-12 drops of food coloring into a regular size bottle of bubbles (or about ½ cup of bubbles). 5 drops should be enough for the mini party size. You will need a new bottles or cup of bubbles for each color.

Step 3: Gently stir the mixture with the bubble wand or a craft stick. Do not over mix, this will make your mixture less bubbly.

Step 4: Test the color bubble mixture by blowing bubbles onto a scrap piece of white paper. If a darker color is desired, simply add more food coloring.

Steps 5 and 6

Step 5: Once you have the bubble color you like, simply blow bubbles onto a white sheet of paper. This can be the tricky part – bubbles love to fly everywhere! The colorized bubbles will land on the page in colorful splashes, splotches, and perfect bubble circles.

Bubble Trouble: If you are having too much trouble getting your bubbles to land on the page, have someone hold up the paper for you!

Steps 6 and 7

Step 6: Be creative with your art work by adding bubbles of different colors.

Double Bubble: Team up with a friend and create a painting together!

Step 7: Once your bubble painting is dry, be sure to sign your name. Optional: Use colorful markers to add a message or drawing into your design.

Step 8: Give your art work a title.

IMG_2718Step 9: Your “Abstract Watercolor Bubble Art” is ready to hang for all to see!

Step 10: Want to do more fun projects like this? Register for a Youth Academy Class. CLICK HERE for details!

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