Rainbow bubbles {outdoor art and water play}

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On hot summer days, I love taking the kids to the backyard for some water play. We have a small plastic pool that we can fill up with water, and the kids just have a blast out there. But on this particular occasion, I decided to mix it up a bit. Instead of doing plain old water play, I added soap and Colorations Liquid Watercolor Paints to make rainbow bubbles. This was a huge hit with my kids!

Note: For more sensory play ideas for all seasons, see my Sensory Play page. 

Rainbow bubbles - an outdoor sensory art experience for kids #ece #kbn || Gift of Curiosity

To make rainbow bubbles, we started by putting lots of dish soap in our plastic swimming pool.

Rainbow bubbles - an outdoor sensory art experience for kids #ece #kbn || Gift of Curiosity

I added a bit of water to create some bubbles. Then we sprayed liquid watercolors on the bubbles to make a rainbow.

Rainbow bubbles - an outdoor sensory art experience for kids #ece #kbn || Gift of Curiosity

At that point, I added a bit more water before letting the kids stir it up.

Rainbow bubbles - an outdoor sensory art experience for kids #ece #kbn || Gift of Curiosity

Beautiful rainbow bubbles!

Rainbow bubbles - an outdoor sensory art experience for kids #ece #kbn || Gift of Curiosity

After a while, I brought out some spray bottles filled with liquid watercolors.

Rainbow bubbles - an outdoor sensory art experience for kids #ece #kbn || Gift of Curiosity

My kids scooped the frothy bubbles into buckets and then “painted” the bubbles by spraying them with liquid watercolors. This was not only fun for them, but it gave them a great fine motor workout as well.

Plus, it was a new art experience. I mean, have you ever painted bubbles before? 🙂

Rainbow bubbles - an outdoor sensory art experience for kids #ece #kbn || Gift of Curiosity

Looking for liquid watercolors? We purchased ours from Discount School Supplybut they can also be found on Amazon. They are so versatile and we use them a LOT. Check out my post sharing 20 ways to use liquid watercolors to see just how creative you can be with liquid watercolors!

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For more sensory play ideas for all seasons, see my Sensory Play page and my Sensory Play Ideas for Kids Pinterest board. 

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  1. says

    Stopping in from Mom’s Library and wow just fell in love with this idea! Who doesn’t love bubbles, and then with a rainbow, even better! Just pinned 🙂

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