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Bubble Prints

Making bubble prints is a lot of fun and an inexpensive way to transform plain old paper into something beautiful!

Here's what you'll need to make Bubble Prints:


* If you don't have any liquid starch, then save a trip to the store by making your own!

Just mix 1/2 cup of cornstarch (or cornflour) with 1/2 cup cold water. Stir well, then add 1 1/2 cups of boiling water, continuing to stir until it's mixed thoroughly. Cool before use!

1 Cup Water 
Food Coloring
1/4 Cup Liquid Detergent
1/4 Cup Liquid Starch* 
Paper for printing

6 - 8" Bowl


In a 6" - 8" bowl, mix together water, drops of food coloring of your choice, liquid detergent, and liquid starch.

Using a straw, blow bubbles into the mixture, until the bubbles form a structure above the rim of the bowl.

Using a straw, blow bubbles into the mixture, until the bubbles form a structure above the rim of the bowl.

If the bubbles pop too quickly, add a few tablespoons of sugar to the water.

Look at these great ideas for using your bubble pictures...

  • Decorate writing paper and envelopes for a unique stationery set
  • Decorate paper to cover books
  • Make your own wrapping paper for gifts
  • Decorate rectangles of stiff card to make lovely bubbly bookmarks! 

Would you like to print out an Instruction Sheet for this activity?

Click on the download button to get your copy of the Bubble Prints Instruction Sheet.  The pdf will open in a new tab and you can either save it or print it from there.

Please do feel free to share this sheet with anyone who might like to engage their kids in this activity!

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Just take a photo, then visit our main Crafts for Kids page and scroll down - you'll find a form to upload your photo and the name of their creation.

We look forward to receiving it!

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