Re: Great one day lessons for fourth grade needed!
- Bubble painting involves adding a few drops of dishwashing liquid to
your paint, which might need to be thinned a bit. (You'll need to
experiment, of course.) You then use a straw to blow bubbles up over
the top of the container.
When the bubbles have formed a nice mound, pat a piece of paper onto
them. They will transfer to the paper and dry in a lovely pattern.
You can pat the same paper multiple times to get good coverage. It's
nice also to have several containers with a range of compatible
colors (i.e. royal blue, turquoise, and green).
Each student should have his or her own straw to use, but can switch
colors with that straw.
A cool-whip tub works well for this; last time I did it with a class,
I used yogurt containers, and they were a bit small, but still
worked. You do not want the container to have a lot in it--I'd say
maybe 1/4 of the way full or so.
These paintings are great to cut up for collages, but my students
were happy to just take them home as a painting.
Amy in TN