Of the three, this is probably the messiest technique of bubble painting because it is all about painting using ‘foam’. Just as in the first technique, you mix tempera with some water and a drop of washing liquid, ensuring that you do not over dilute your paint. With that in mind, you are assured to get a strong print. Use different containers for different color of the paint. Dip a clean sponge in each color and squeeze it in the paint until you get the desired amount of foam. Then apply the foam onto a sheet of Perspex or toughened glass in your desired design, then place a paper on top to get a print. For a veining organic effect, pull the paper back and forth as you remove it.
8. Bubble prints
These can be created with the help of a partner and it is much fun too!
To avoid messing, cover the entire craft space with a newspaper or a cardboard. Cover the bottom of a cup with some washable paint and add liquid soap until it covers the paint. Add water and some glitter glue then stir the mixture with a straw.
Put the cup with the straw in a long and shallow container and then blow into the straw, which makes the bubbles to rise over the cup. Tap the bubbles and fill them in a pan. At this point is where your partner comes in handy. Let them tilt the cup for the bubbles to pour in all directions.
Place the cup on a paper plate and wipe your hands dry.
Hold the four edges of the paper with the help of your partner and slowly lower it onto the container with bubbles and let it pick as many bubbles as possible without it reaching the bottom.
Lift the paper off the container slowly and let the bubble painting face up then leave to dry.
Useful tips while making bubbles
1. Creating super-giant bubbles: Large bubbles are formed more easily in high humidity (about 80%) and cool temperatures of about 4.5C – 13C. Also, the bubble juice used for super bubbles needs some tuning. Make sure you have the right bubble juice for super-giant bubbles.
2. To create longer lasting bubbles, add some liquid glucoseto your regular bubble solution. This makes your solution less frothy and more slippery. Too much glucose solution, however, makes the bubbles too heavy.
Also, do not let the glucose solution dissolve completely in the soap mixture.
Add some drops of food coloring to get some colored bubbles.
Liquid glucose makes the bubbles very slippery and therefore, you should be careful on slippery floors.
To avoid messes in your house, bubble activities are best performed outdoors.
When using liquid-glucose, take care that the bubbles don’t land on fabrics as this could lead to stains.
To get bouncing bubbles, blow bubbles onto soft clothing like fleece and velvet. Bounce them and see how long the last.
To effortlessly enjoy bubbles, you can purchase a bubble maker, which blow bubbles into the air effortlessly, making the perfect site for parties.
Add some body wash or shampoo for a good smell.
Article by: Acting School For Kids