Bubble Print Paper
Parental supervision is recommended
Design your own special multipurpose Bubble Print Paper using colorful paint and soap bubbles with this kid-safe craft.
What you'll need:
- tempera or acrylic paint (darker colors work best)
- bubble blowing liquid
- a straw
- a flat pan large enough to hold your paper size (I use the clear plastic containers that donuts or baked goods come in from the supermarket--you can just throw them away afterward)
- paper to print on, white or pastel in color, the thicker the better--half or quarter sheets work the best
- newspapers to cover your work surface and to put the finished prints on for drying
How to make it:
- Lay out the newspapers to cover your work area.
- Pour bubble liquid into the pan to a depth of approximately 1/4" (1 cm).
- Stir in thoroughly 1-3 teaspoons (5-15 ml) of paint, depending on the size of your pan.
- Insert the end of the straw into the liquid and blow very gently to make bubbles covering the surface of the liquid. Or you can stir the liquid with the straw to make smaller bubbles. It seems to work better to blow fresh bubbles before each print is made.
- Holding a piece of paper by the edges, lay it down on the surface of the bubbles, pressing down slightly to pop some of the bubbles. Don't let go of the paper or let it touch the liquid.
- Lay the paper face up to dry. If you don't like how it turned out, you can print the paper over again one or more times, or even use a different color of paint.
- The paper may curl as it dries, so you might want to flatten it under some heavy books before using it.
Anything you want to use patterned paper for. Try cutting shapes out of this paper using stencils and glue them on folded paper for greeting cards or stationery. If it's an animal shape, you could on eyes or other features using a black marker.