How to Make Bubble Paint

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If you have ever blown bubbles on a summer day, you know how fleeting those beautiful bubbles can be. They float along, iridescently beautiful for a few seconds and then they pop. When you make bubble paint, however, you can keep those beautiful bubbles in tact. While bubble paint doesn't preserve the bubbles, it preserves the shapes and colors. The art you create with bubble paint can be framed all by itself, or it can be used to make book covers, scrapbook pages, postcards and more. Follow these steps to unleash the aspiring artist in you.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 tsp. dishwashing soap
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup powdered tempera paint
  • Drinking straw
  • Paper
  • Newspaper
  • For each color, mix 1/4 cup of tempera powder with 3 tbsp. of water and 2 tsp. of dishwashing soap in a jar or other container. Stir until the mixture is well-blended. If you think you want a brighter color, add more tempera paint.

  • Lay newspaper out on your work surface, and then put your jar of paint on the newspaper next to your paper. Put the drinking straw in the jar and gently blow the paint mixture. Keep blowing until the bubbles overflow.

  • To capture your bubbles on paper, gently roll one of your pieces of paper on top of the bubbles that stand up from the jar. The bubbles will leave a print on your paper before they burst.

  • Lay your paper flat to dry.

  • If the edges of your paper curl, put a large, heavy book on top of your paper after it has dried. Leave the book for several hours.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not suck on the straw when the straw is in the jar. The mixture tastes very bad and could make you sick.
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