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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Blown Bubble Art for Kids

Melissa Griffiths
Hobby Farms Guest Blogger

Blown Bubble Art for Kids - Photo by Melissa Griffiths/Bless This Mess (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Melissa Griffiths/Bless This Mess

Hello Craft Hub readers! I'm so excited to kick off the new Craft Hub blog and share a fun (and simple!) craft that you and your kids will love creating.

But first, who am I? I’m Melissa. I’m a photographer, recipe developer, hobby farmer, food blogger, momma and general lover of all things delicious. My blog, "Bless this Mess," is an honest picture of a happy small town life. You’ll find posts about raising backyard chickens, remodeling our house while living in the mess and lots and lots of family-friendly recipes, dessert included. I adore dirt, rainbow carrots, living intentionally, cast-iron cookware, knowing where my food comes from, cake stands, watching my kids gather eggs, anything green, painting walls (but not ceilings), learning new things, and getting to know new faces. Come say hello!

And, of course, I like to craft! Being a mom to four little ones means that a lot of the crafting I do is with my kids. A kid-friendly craft is just what I'm here today to share!

A few weeks ago, we had friends over and created some amazing blown bubble art. The concept is simple: Dye a few bottles of store-bought bubbles different colors using food coloring, and then blow bubbles onto cardstock. When the bubbles land and pop, they leave behind a gorgeous colored bubble print! The kids loved blowing the bubbles and they were even more surprised when it created a masterpiece to take home.

Blown Bubble Art for Kids - Photo by Melissa Griffiths/Bless This Mess (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Melissa Griffiths/Bless This Mess

This is a perfect project for after school, preschool or for when the cousins come over to play. You can't go wrong when mixing bubbles with a craft project. Plus, with just a few items on the supply list, you don't have to do any major prepping.

Materials You Need:

  • store-bought bubbles (one jar per child)
  • liquid food dye
  • cardstock

Start Crafting
Add seven to 10 drops food coloring to each bottle of bubbles, and stir or gently shake to incorporate. Blow the colored bubbles onto cardstock. If you'd like the color a little darker, add a bit more food coloring. Blow bubbles and create art to your heart’s content and then let your artwork dry before handling.

Blown Bubble Art for Kids - Photo by Melissa Griffiths/Bless This Mess (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Melissa Griffiths/Bless This Mess

Clean-up
I was nervous about the combination of food dye and toddlers, but I’m pleased to say that the soapy nature of the bubbles makes cleaning up this project a breeze. One little girl actually dropped a whole jar of bubbles that landed on its end, sending colored bubbles flying all over her and her mom. They were covered in blue dye and bubbles! A quick trip to the sink and, surprisingly, it all came out of their clothes—they were just really wet.

To minimize the mess, plan on doing this project outside or lay down a sheet before you start. Then wash hands and spots off clothes when you’re done!

Make a little time to do this craft before the weather turns too cold. It's a keeper!

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About Melissa Griffiths
Melissa is a photographer, recipe developer, hobby farmer, food blogger, momma and general lover of all things delicious. She joins at The Craft Hub each month with a new kid-inspired craft that’s fun for the whole family. In the meantime, keep in touch on her blog Bless this Mess.

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Looks like such a fun idea!
Michelle, Saint Clair, MI
Posted: 1/26/2014 9:13:33 AM
Sounds like fun.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 12/26/2013 10:24:02 PM
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