The summer months can be long and drawn-out with kids continually emphasizing just how bored they truly are. Good thing there are bubbles to keep kids from every age, toddler to teen, entertained. We recently tried bubble painting and it has for sure given us a few hours of freedom from hearing, “I’m bored”.
We love that all you need are things you probably already have laying around waiting for just this opportunity. So grab your dish soap (don’t worry, we aren’t washing dishes), and let’s get to painting with bubbles!
These are great plastic cups. We love having these on hand for all the spontaneous art projects or lemonade stands. Get 100 for just $10.99. We mean, at that price can you say no?
This set of 3 is just $9.97. It comes off really easy and doesn’t leave a mess. We have may have had this laying round from our own home DIY project.
Parent hack: all drinks taste better to kids, when they drink it from a straw. We are not kidding! Also, if they can bend it is EVEN better. Grab 500 straws for $9.99 (Reg $14.99)
Most likely you have had this hanging around but your kids have confiscated it and it is all used up with different art projects. At least that is how it is at our house. When you need it, you never have it because the kids have used it all. This pack of 100 is $13.99.
We are fans of this dish soap because you can use it for literally everything. When Cassie’s kids were little and she used cloth diapers she would use this dish soap to strip her diapers. This two pack is $13.99.
If you have been around here for any amount of time, you know that we love a recipe with some corn syrup. Give us an art project with it in, and we are in heaven. $7.89 right now.
Ali’s is the best cake maker. She makes beautiful cakes. When she has an ingredient that she swears by, it is best if we listen. She loves this set of food colors. Snag the whole pack of 8 for $8.99.
- Make the colored bubbles by combining 6 cups hot water and 2 cups clear dishwashing soap, stir well
- Add 3/4 Cup corn syrup, stir well, then separate into small cups.
- Add 3-5 drops of food coloring into each cup and stir well.
- Use the painters tape to make fun designs on the card stock.
- Dip the straws into the bubbles and blow onto the paper, you’ll see fun colors appear to create a fun and color art piece!
- If you used painters tape, wait for the bubbles to dry, them remove tape to see your masterpiece finished.
This activity can be done over and over again creating new colors and designs. It will leave the kids satisfied and you’ll have new fun, colorful art to adorn your fridge.
If you’re looking for more fun activities to do with your kids this summer, don’t forget to check out our list of free kids activities.
And if you’re struggling with ideas on how to help kids do their chores, we have some amazing tips and ticks that always seem to nudge our kids in the right direction.