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These Bubble Paint Monsters are such a fun way to play with paint! Fun paint colors, straws, and googly eyes make this a perfect craft for the kids!
My kids LOVE to paint. It’s one of their favorite craft activities to do whether we are making a cute handprint jellyfish art or just free handing pictures there is just something about paint projects that my kids love. Maybe it’s the mess, messes seem to attract kids…am I right? 🙂 These bubble paint monsters are made with just that, bubbles that come from paint. This is such a fun twist on painting and you can create so many fun “scenes” with the bubble paint. You can make a pretty abstract art or use the splashes of paint as the center of flowers. We decided to add little googly eyes to our art and these little bubble paint monsters came alive.
SUPPLIES FOR BUBBLE PAINT MONSTERS:
- Acrylic Paint, I like to use FolkArt® Multi-Surface
- Dish Soap
- Canvas or Cardstock
DIRECTIONS FOR BUBBLE PAINT MONSTERS
This project only requires a few simple supplies. I used FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint as my base. I added about 2 tablespoons of paint into a small plastic cup with 2 tablespoons of dish soap to each color. Then I added 1/2 cup of water to each color. The measurements don’t have to be exact. I just eyeballed it 🙂
Once your paint mixture is completely mixed together, carefully blow into the paint to create bubbles. You know..the kind of bubbles we all blew in our milk and then got scolded about 🙂 This step is not for small children. Make sure you children know how to properly blow into the straw without accidentally getting the paint mixture in their mouth. If your children are too little, you can blow the bubbles for them.
If you are using a piece of card stock you can just lay the piece of paper carefully on top of the bubbles. We used a canvas so we decided to pick up the bubbles with a straw and pushed them around on the canvas. Be careful not to move the bubbles around too much. You want to be able to get that pretty bubble look on your art piece.
Another fun method is by dipping your straw slightly in the bubbles and then blowing through the straw onto the canvas. You can also dip your straw into the paint mixture and let it drip onto your canvas.
Once your artwork has completely dried, decorate it! We made our little splashes of color into friendly monsters.
My kids absolutely love this craft. It may have been a little messy but nothing a plastic table cover couldn’t handle. 🙂
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