When my kids found out that there was another round of Jot Kids happening, they were super excited!!
Especially, Jarrah, my 8 year old who has participated in previous Jot Kids challenges. This time, Klancie (who is 5), was keen to join in on the fun too.
With the bright and colourful rainbow mood board in mind, we decided to try a new and different activity that the girls had not tried before — BUBBLE PAINTING! Yep! I chose the most organised and cleanest activity to do — NOT!! LOL! We had water and paint and paper all over the dining room table where we were set up! It was messy and chaotic BUT the best crafty fun they’d had in a while!!
WHAT YOU NEED
- cardstock or watercolour paper
- food colouring or paints
- plastic cups
We had started off using food colouring and water but found it wasn’t a strong enough effect on the paper for our liking so we went with paint.
Mixed with water and detergent in the cup,
the kids very eagerly grabbed the straws and got to blowing the mixture.(Make sure you if you decide to try this with really little people that you supervise and ensure they blow through the straw and not draw back on the bubble mixture!)
As the bubbles overflowed at the top, we would quickly grab the square of paper and placed it over the bubbles and TA-DAH — bubble print on the paper!
Another thing that the girls both enjoyed was mixing the colours – making orange and a couple of different shades of purple. Quite the novelty for these two colour loving kids! We had all the colours of the rainbow happening!
We hope to use our bubble print swatches in another project at some stage. There was quite a pile we ended up with!!
And then it was time to clean up — especially those paint-speckled faces 😉
If you make some bubble cards and share them on social media, use the #jotkids2017 so we can take a look! We would love to see your creations. Thank you to Jarrah, Klancie and Anna for this fun Jot Kids project!