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BUBBLE ART GIFT WRAP

Do you want to try an eco-friendly alternative to holiday wrapping paper? It’s recyclable and artistically beautiful!

  • Paint cups, plastic tray

    GATHER THIS:

    • Brown, pink or white butcher paper
    • Newspaper
    • Tempera paint
    • Dawn soap
    • Water
    • Glycerin or karo syrup (it helps but isn’t necessary).
    • 4 oz cups, or other small cups
    • Straw
    • Cookie sheet, (cafeteria tray shown) with shallow lip

  • Paint cups, plastic tray

    THEN DO THIS:

    1. Gently stir glycerin into water 1:4 ratio.
    2. Gently stir dawn soap into glycerin/water solution 1:2 ratio.
    3. Gently stir paint into glycerin/water/soap solution 1:1 ratio.
    4. Repeat for different paint colors.
    5. Wet the bottom of the cookie sheet, pan, or tray and place on top of newspaper.
    6. Blow through the straw into the glycerin/water/soap/paint solution until the bubbles bulge over the rim of the cup.
    7. Gently press the paper onto the bubbles. Repeat! Set on top of newspaper to dry.
    8. Colors too faint? Add more paint!
    9. Bubbles pop too quickly? Add more glycerin!
     

    ASK THIS:

    • What shapes do you notice in the bubbles?
    • What happened where the colors overlapped?
    • What happens when you blow the bubbles on the paper with the straw?

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