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Painting with Bubbles

untitled-design-1Inspire your child’s inner Picasso with bubble painting. This activity works best outside, which will make your little ones even happier.

Supplies

  • Bubble soap
  • Food coloring
  • Bubble wands
  • Cups and trays
  • Paper
  • Aprons (optional)
  • Plastic tablecloth (optional)

Directions

  1. To prevent stains, cover the table or ground with a plastic tablecloth, and put on aprons.
  2. Place sheets of paper on the tablecloth or directly on the table or ground.
  3. Set out the cups and trays, and pour bubble solution into each one.
  4. Add a few drops of food coloring to each cup or tray of bubble soap.
  5. Stir the bubble soap briefly to mix the colors into the soap.
  6. Dip the wands into the bubble mix, and blow bubbles onto the paper.
  7. Let the paper dry and enjoy your creations!

Bubbles and paint combined make happy children.

DIY Finger Paint

You Will Need 

  • Large Bowl 
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 
  • 2 Cups Cold Water 
  • Food Coloring 
  • Small Muffin Tin or Small Bowls  
  • Stirrers (One for each color) 
  • Spatula, Spoon or Whisk 
  1. Start with the large bowl, two cups of cold water and two cups of flour. 
  2. Pour the two cups of cold water into the large bowl. 
  3. Gradually add flour and stir constantly until the flour is fully incorporated and totally smooth. 
  4. Divide the flour mixture into the muffin tins (or small bowls). 
  5. Add a few drops of food coloring to each muffin tin. 
  6. Stir each mixture, adding more food coloring if needed, until you achieve the colors you want. 
  7. Encourage your little one to get messy and have fun creating original works of art! 

Weather Window Activity

Try this fun indoor activity with your child!

Materials:

  • Clear dishwashing liquid
  • Pre-mixed tempera paints in a variety of colors
  • Aluminum foil muffin pan
  • Paint brushes

*Children should have adult supervision throughout this activity.

Directions:

  1. An adult should mix about 1 Tbsp. of dishwashing liquid with 1/2 Tbsp. of paint. The mixture should have a creamy consistency, like house paint.
  2. Pour various paint colors into the wells of a muffin pan to create a pallet.
  3. Children can paint ‘sunny day’ scenes on windows and sliding glass doors. Use a different brush for each color.

TIP: Keep paint away from windowsills and woodwork. To remove the artwork, or to fix a mistake, wipe with a moist paper towel.