B is for Bubble!
This little science activity that we did for the letter Bb was AWESOME.
My preschoolers loved it.
I loved it.
Want to try it?
I googled some bubble paint recipes and they were all about the same. I did some testing and practice runs and none of the recipes really produced the results that I'd had in mind. So... I tweaked with the ingredients a bit and this is the recipe I found to work best.
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp liquid soap
4 tbsp tempera paint
I also found that when the paint had been sitting for a day it worked a little better than a fresh mixed batch. So, I made a batch the day before I planned to use it with my class. Then, as a class we mixed a batch, and I swapped them out. (Think Food Network Style.) Make sense?
You will also need:
Straws (Um... one per preschooler please:)
You [your preschooler] will do:
Fill your cup about 1/2 full with the bubble paint mixture.
Place it over your paper.
Put your straw in the cup and blow into it until the paint rises and spills over onto the paper.
Awesome right? I told you so.
*Tip - Have your preschooler practice blowing SOFTLY. If they blow too hard, paint will spray up out of the cup.