50 chapter 3
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
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
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.