Bubble Painting | Fun Bubble Art Activity for Kids

Painting with bubbles is a fun process art activity for preschoolers and kids will love making these colorful bubble art creations!

5 cups of colored bubble paint solution on the counter next to finished bubble paintings

Playing with bubbles is one of our favorite summer activities and there is something so magical about a sky filled with bubbles and kids running around the yard trying to pop them.  

On those days when it’s too hot or rainy to go outside you can still have a lot of fun with bubbles by making bubble art!

This bubble painting activity is so much fun and perfect for kids of all ages.  We love process art activities that allow younger kids the freedom to create however they would like with no end result in mind.  Some other process art activities you may enjoy are fizzy paintings with baking soda and painting with pinecones!

child blowing bubbles into a container with orange bubble paint at the table

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How to Make Bubble Art with Kids

There are a few different ways to paint with bubbles!  

You can grab your bubble wand and blow it on your paper and watch the bubbles pop to create fun designs.  This is a good idea for younger kids who may be more interested in blowing bubbles or unable to use the straw method.  This way will get a little messy so it would be best to go outside if you will be using a bubble wand for your paintings.  

In our bubble paintings we blew bubbles with a straw and dabbed the paper on the bubble mixture to create fun bubble patterns! Don’t worry if you don’t have bubble solution on hand – for this project we will make our own homemade bubble solution with just a little bit of dish soap and water!

My daughters who are 3 and 5 had lots of fun with this bubble art activity and it filled our morning with lots of creativity and fun. We know you will love it as well!

child watching a large bubble come out of her container at the table


two colored bubble containers next to a bubble painting

Bubble Art Instructions

Gather your different containers and add 1 tbsp water and 1 tbsp dish soap to each cup.  Now add a couple drops of food coloring, or liquid watercolors, or about 1 tbsp of non toxic tempera paint into each container.

Prepare your art table by placing a sheet pan under your paper or a plastic tablecloth on the table.  This is helpful to catch any extra liquid from your bubbles and makes for much easier clean up!  You can also use a paper towel to dab away any excess bubble paint.  

5 colored bubble solutions next to paper on trays

Use your straw to blow bubbles into your container until they are overflowing.  

You may want to do this for your young children if you are worried they might drink the bubbles. Make sure they understand to blow out of the straw to create the bubbles, if you think they may confuse it you could always use the bubble wand method!

child blowing bubbles with a straw into orange bubble solution at the table

Once your bubbles are coming out of the top of your bowl or container, dab your paper on the top of the bubbles and it will reveal a fun bubble pattern.  Now you can repeat with a new color to create your bubble paintings!  

child pressing paper on top of blue bubble solution

Why You Will Love Painting with Bubbles

  • It is a fun way to play with bubbles on rainy days!
  • Easy to set up and clean up and requires supplies you probably already have at home!
  • The final product turns our really fun and you can use your bubble paintings to create cards, collages, or gift tags!
finished bubble painting held up in front of curtain

I hope you enjoyed this bubble painting project!  If you tried it out let us know in the comments or tag us on instagram or facebook at @foxfarmhome 🙂 Happy painting!

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