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Bubble Art

STEM To-Go Activity

Create a solution to make bubbles.



  • Paint

  • Straw

  • Cardstock

  • Water

  • Cup

  • Spoon

  • Soap (ex. dish soap, shampoo, body wash)

Activity Instructions

1. Mix together a spoonful of soap and half a cup of water.

2. Mix in most of the paint.

3. Using a straw, blow bubbles into the water. The bubbles should reach the top of the cup.

4. Place the cardstock on the cup and lift it off after 1-2 seconds.

5. Let the paper dry.

Tip: If the bubbles pop too quickly, add some sugar to the mixture.


Remember not to drink the mixture! Grown ups, make sure your child is blowing and not sucking on the straw.

The Science Behind It All

How do bubbles work?

All matter, including soap, water, and paint is made of tiny particles. A bubble is made of a layer of water particles that sits between two layers of soap particles. The particles work together to hold air inside. When the bubbles pop on the cardstock, the paint particles stick to the cardstock.

Activity Sheet


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