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Bubble Painting

I think at some point in all our child hoods we can all recall on standing at the sink with a bowl full of fluffy white bubbles being supervised whilst standing on a chair. Its exciting to experiment and explore the texture of the bubbles in lovely warm water and today we added a pallet of paints to paint the bubbles. Little N kept saying she was making ice cream.

What you need 

- Washing up bowl
- Washing up liquid - take into account any skin conditions
- Paints
- Paint brushes
- Egg cups/bowls/plates
- Wooden spoon/scooping utensils

Our Experience

First we added washing up liquid to a bowl of warm water. Little N loves bubbles! Available for play today was a tray of watercolor paints, paint brushes, wooden spoons and egg cups.

Little N used the wooden spoon to scoop up some bubbles our of the washing up bowl. She filled the egg cup full. She was on a mission to make some 'ice-creams'. 

After being shown how to use the water paints she copied independently and dipped her paintbrush in the water and swished it around on the red paint block. 

She then started to paint the bubbles:

She began to fill the second egg cup with lots of fluffy bubbles. 
She kept patting the bubbles down with her hands too.

It wasn't long before there was a lovely mound of bubbles (ice cream) piled up high.

This is a great sensory, therapeutic experience. 

Some of the bubbles got stuck to Little N's finger tips. 
She wiped them on the sides of the egg cup making the bubbles fall back into the cup.

She then began to mix the bubbles together using her paint brush.
"Mix and mix and mix" she said.


- Filling and emptying containers
- Exploring textures
- Role play
- Imaginative play
- Creating 
- Cause and Effect


I am planning to take this activity outdoors over the coming weeks. 
Providing more bowls, containers and utensils. 
I also plan to provide some pipettes to use with some coloured water as her fine motor develops a little more.

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