We started our “P” letter of the week. We will be exploring different types of painting throughout this week. Yesterday we tried our hands at bubble painting. I squirted a bit of dish washing soap, 1/2c water and food coloring into three different bowls. I got the green, James got the orange and Lance got the blue. I poked a hole near the top of three straws and we went to town making bubbles.
When the bubbles were high enough to tower over the top of the bowls, we placed a white sheet of paper over the top so the bubbles could pop and leave a pretty print behind. That was a failure. The bubbles didn’t leave much color. I’ve seen other pics of beautiful bubble paintings, but ours didn’t work. So instead of sulking off in defeat, we just had ourselves a good time blowing bubbles, sticking straws in the bubbles when they didn’t pop and seeing just how big we could get our bubble domes.
It turned out to be a lot of fun, especially when the bubbles popped on the table it left a color pool that Lance enjoyed splashing in. Now his hands are a sickly gray color that won’t wash off. It makes me laugh looking at them.
Yesterday was a good reminder that when things don’t work out as planned, learning and fun can still happen if I choose to go with the flow. We learned about soap, bubbles, air, rainbow colors from the light and surface tension(although I think this last one was over their heads.) If you’ve successfully made a bubble painting, give me your tips. Otherwise we’ll just save our soap for fun bubble blowing.