Great for wrapping paper or just sunny afternoon fun!


  • 4 non toxic poster paints
  • 4 750ml takeaway containers (eg Chinese)
  • 4 Straws
  • 4 teaspoons of dish washing liquid
  • 4 cups of water
  • 6 Sheets of A3 paper
  • 1 Old newspaper


  1. Lay your old newspaper out ...this is going to get messy!
  2. Fill each container with a cup of water, a teaspoon of dish-washing liquid and a generous squirt of paint, mix gently until combined.
  3. Using a straw, get the kids to blow bubbles into the mix (like you tell them not to do in their drinks!) This will create a mountain of bubbles on top of the mix
  4. Once your bubbles are bubbley, gently place your paper over the bubbles and remove quickly- you don't want your paper to get too wet, you only want to dip it in the bubbles not the water!
  5. Lay on a flat surface to dry.


You can also dollop the bobbles onto the paper and blow them around with the straws!

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This project was posted by:

  • mle00
    • 02 Mar 2014
      2:24 pm

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  • Great for school holidays to keep them occupied.


  • Mine were a bit washed out when we did it


  • This will keep the kids amused for ages and they then have their own personal wrapping paper for the gifts for dad on father’s day. Thanks for sharing.


  • Such a cool activity thanks for sharing


  • I did this and used it as wrapping paper a few yrs back. I also did a painting with a spray bottle and then used it for home made bookmarks. I printed off some colouring in bookmarks then glued them onto the painted paper before laminating them. Also a good idea for other things like cards etc


  • Great idea! Just gotta make sure the kids remember to blow into the straw….


  • I knew there was a reason I kept those takeaway containers!! Great idea for Mums with kids who need to be entertained.


  • This will certainly make a lovely wrapping paper design


  • Great idea. Thanks for sharing!


  • I remember doing this when I was in preschool! I’ll have to set this up for my 4 year old! Fantastic idea thank you


  • Oh my gosh this brings back great memories. Thanks for posting this!


  • This looks so great!


  • What a great looking effect! And so super easy to make. This would be awesome for gift wrapping paper


  • I like the idea to make wrapping paper from it

    • Great way to see what kind of patterns it would make


  • Lots of fun to be had. Might get a bit messy but if your outside who cares? Thanks for a great idea.


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