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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.
To make rainbow bubbles, we started by putting lots of dish soap in our plastic swimming pool.
I added a bit of water to create some bubbles. Then we sprayed liquid watercolors on the bubbles to make a rainbow.
At that point, I added a bit more water before letting the kids stir it up.
Beautiful rainbow bubbles!
After a while, I brought out some spray bottles filled with liquid watercolors.
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? 🙂
Looking for liquid watercolors? We purchased ours from Discount School Supply, but 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!
More summer resources for learning and fun
More summer posts from Gift of Curiosity
- Rainbow bubbles
- Watermelon oobleck
- Ice chalk
- Hidden ice treasures
- Sun prints art activity
- Summer printables pack
- Summer do-a-dot printables
- Watermelon printables pack
- Watermelon do-a-dot printables
- Camping do-a-dot printables
- Ice cream I Spy
- Ice cream Sudoku
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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That would be a huge hit with my youngest two!
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 🙂
We will definitely be trying this before summers end!
Loved this idea.:-)
Looks so fun! Anxious to try!
Great activity for hot summer days!
The only thing is that you can make your own liquid watercolors (I do in my classroom)
All you have to do is save dried out markers, group them by similar colors, then soak them
overnight in a jar of water and Voila!
beautiful colors and you saved money.