Bubble Painting for Kids

Bubble painting for Kids is the perfect Summer process art activity for your little learners. Encourage creative thinking and fine motor skills while blowing colored bubbles with your preschool and kindergarten learners this Summer! Don’t forget to add this engaging and hands-on painting for kids activity to your next Habitats & Homes preschool theme!

collage of Bubble Painting for Kids images with text: Bubble Painting Process Art for Little KidsIt doesn’t get more fun than this Bubble Painting for Kids activity. Your little learners are sure to love every minute of blowing colorful bubbles and of course popping them too!

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child using straw for bubble painting

This Bubble Painting for Kids activity was such a blast! Both the little guy and baby girl were all kinds of excited to check it out!

child using finger to pop bubble

What is Bubble Painting

Bubble painting is an exciting process art technique using colored bubble solution and paper to create vibrant paintings that your little learners are sure to love!

Just like our other painting for kids activities, bubble painting is perfect for encouraging creative thinking, problem-solving, and of course fine motor skills.

child using straw to blow bubble on paper

Instead of using paint and paintbrushes, your little learners will use colorful bubble solution and straws to make this unique and open-ended art.

bubble painting for kids and 3 small plastic cups filled with colored bubble solution

There are so many different ways to do bubble painting, but for this particular activity, we made our own homemade bubble solution using dish soap and food coloring.

Keep reading to learn even more about bubble painting for kids!

child using finger to pop bubbles on paper

How to Do Bubble Painting

If you’re looking for a quick and easy process art activity for your preschoolers and kindergartners, then bubble painting is for you!

It took less than five minutes to get everything set up and both the little guy and baby girl explored this wonderful creative art activity for quite a while.

child's bubble painting for kids

The great thing about process art is that the focus is on the process and not the end product. Your little learners are free to get creative and express themselves in fun new ways.

Just follow the instructions below to make your very own colorful bubbles and get started with bubble painting for kids today!

child blowing bubbles onto paper using colored bubble solution and strawBubble Painting

What you’ll need 

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Straw
  • Paper
  • Clear Dish Soap
  • Light Corn Syrup
  • Food Coloring
  • Cups
  • Water

preschooler popping colored bubbles on paperHere’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Mix 6 cups hot water with 2 cups clear dish soap. Stir well. Add 3/4 cup of corn syrup to the soapy water. Stir well. Separate the mixture into cups and then add food coloring. 
  • Set out Inspiration Photo and additional supplies. 


  • What do you notice about the photo? 
  • How can you make bubbles? 
  • Other than the straw, what else could you use to make bubbles? 
  • How does blowing hard or soft change the design?


  • Did the child experiment with different ways to blow through the straw? 

When your little learners are finished exploring this cool new technique, don’t forget to talk about the science behind it! How can you make lots of bubbles? Can you mix the colors together? What causes the bubbles to pop?

child's colorful bubble painting for kids

Give your preschoolers and kindergartners the opportunity to experiment with these concepts and more using this bubble painting for kids process art activity.

And while you’re at it, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce the physics of blowing bubbles too. This bubble painting for preschoolers activity is perfect for learning all about the scientific method in an engaging and hands-on way!

preschooler using finger to pop bubbles
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Habitats & Home theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
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