students will create bubble prints.
- Bubble solution (recipe
can be found in the Science
- Small amounts of powder
tempera paint or food coloring
- A number of bowls or
containers in which to mix the colored bubble solution
(Decide ahead of time whether the students will do
this activity individually, in pairs or supervised one
at a time. This will determine how many
containers of bubble mixture should be made.)
- White paper
- Straws or egg beater
- Mix the bubble solution
and tempera paint or food coloring in a bowl.
Have the students observe how the bubble solution
changes color. Try mixing two food colors or
paints together to experiment with color mixing.
- Have the students blow
through straws or use the egg beater to mix up a mound
of bubbles that reaches above the rim of the
- Have the students place
their white paper on top of the mound, causing them to
burst. This will create a "bubble
print" on their paper. They may want to try
layering different colors on top of one another.
- Have the students create
fancy bubble wands. Ideas for materials are
listed in the Science
- Have the students draw
pictures which accompany their "Bubble Trip"
in the Language Arts Lesson.