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50  chapter 3 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Use pieces of bubble wrap to do bubble print- ing. If possible, find bubble wrap with bubbles in varying sizes. Tape the wrap to a table or a tray. Give the children rollers or brushes with assorted paints and let them paint directly onto the bubble wrap. Then have them lay a large sheet of paper on top of the painted bubble wrap and lift the paper to see the print. If you like, repeat the process the next day using the same paper to create a layered print. Ice Cube Painting Eyedropper art Bubble Painting and Bubble Printing To do bubble painting, add food coloring or liquid watercolor paint to a bubble solution. You can use store-bought bubble solution or make your own. (For a recipe, see appendix B.) Use a bubble wand to blow colored bubbles onto a large sheet of paper. As they land and pop, they will leave bubble-shaped marks in a variety of sizes and colors! Ice cube painting offers a fun and entertaining proj- ect well suited for midyear or wintertime. It teaches some important science concepts as well! The ice cubes start out in solid form and begin melting during use, turning into liquid form, which pro- vides an opportunity for simple conversation about the states of matter. As colors blend, children can learn about color mixing. Ice cube painting Bubble printing Fill a standard ice cube tray with water, and then add food coloring or liquid watercolor paints. The more color you add, the more vibrant the ice cube paints will be. Put the tray in the freezer for about sixty minutes or longer. Take the tray out and in- sert wooden craft sticks into the semifrozen cubes. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL