A few weeks ago we checked out a ton of books on bubbles from the library. We were so busy that we looked through a lot of the books, but never did any of the activities. Today, I had some time alone with my three year old and since he loves to blow bubbles I decided to try some bubbles with food coloring. I know I read this activity in a book and I just can't remember which one it was, but here are some of the bubble books I checked out...
Super Simple Things to do with Bubbles: Fun and Easy Science for Kids by Kelly Doudna
The Rainy Day Activity Book: How to Make Play Dough, Bubbles, Monster Spray, and More by Jennifer Rader
My three year old and I made some bubbles of our own using the Big Bubble recipe found here.
My little guy was anxious to add some color, so we divided up the bubbles and started with red and blue...very patriotic, but then he wanted to make some yellow and purple.
He couldn't stop smiling as he mixed the bubbles.
We headed outside and started blowing the bubbles. He loved switching colors (even though he couldn't tell what color it was after we blew them).
After trying all of the colors a few times we started trying to pop them and catch them on paper. It was probably too hot for bubbles today, but my three year old and I really enjoyed some one and one time together during this activity.
When my six year old came home from his playdate he was anxious to try the colorful bubbles and blew them straight onto some paper to create some cool bubble art.
We were pretty impressed with the final product! People may pay serious money for a piece of this contemporary art work :-)