A trio of bubble paint bookmarks
Gift your loved ones with these pretty bookmarks made with bubble paint! All you need is a little air and a lot of imagination!
- Sachets of powder gouache
- Washing-up liquid
- Jar for mixing your paints
- Measuring spoon
- A stick,Paper straws
- Pieces of thick white paper measuring 16 x 5 cm
- Skrib gouache paint markers
- A hole punch
- A pretty piece of string
Drying time: 30 minutes
- Time to make: 15 minutes for each bookmark
- Difficulty: medium - age 5 and up
- In a jar, mix 2 spoonfuls of gouache powder with 4 spoonfuls of water. Close the jar tightly.
- Shake well for 30 seconds so that everything mixes together.
- Let stand for 3 minutes.
- Shake for another 30 seconds. Your liquid gouache is now ready.
- Make several different colours to create your own individual designs.
- To a cup, add 3 spoonfuls of paint and 2 spoonfuls of water and then add 6 drops of washing-up liquid.
- Mix everything with a stick.
- (Add 1 more spoonful of water if the mixture is too thick. The more the mixture is diluted, the less visible the bubbles will be.)
Create your paint bubbles:
- Use a straw to blow into the paint to create bubbles that rise above the rim of the cup. Protect your table by covering it with a tablecloth and your clothes with an apron, as the process can throw small drips of paint everywhere!
- Place a sheet of paper over the top of the cup, so that the bubbles of paint print onto the back. Remove the paper and let it dry flat.
- Create other colours in other cups and add different colours of bubbles to your paper. You could even mix the powders to create new colours. Here we have created a turquoise by mixing blue, green and white.
- Using the Skrib markers, draw whatever takes your fancy over the bubbles. These are our ideas:
- We've created a tree, a field of flowers, dandelions, butterflies and fish swimming in the ocean, all created using bubbles of different colours.
- You could also choose to leave the bubbles as they are if you like their abstract design!
- Punch a hole at the top of each bookmark and slip a pretty piece of string through.