We were on vacation all last week and my in laws bought this massive bubble set for my son, which he loves. He’s already used up all the bubble solution and if you know my feelings about bubble solution you probably aren’t surprised when I found something else to do with the wands. I know I am a Scrooge but bubble solution skeeves me out. So if you are done with bubbles but the wands are hanging around grab them and make some art!
- Gather your materials. You will need some construction or other heavier paper, a plate , paint in fun colors and some bubble wands.
- Put the paint on the paint and dip your wand in.
- Create! This is an opened ended art project there are not complicated steps to follow or anyway to mess it up. If your child wants to make clear prints cool, if they want to spread the paint with the wands like a brush awesome. Just let them play.
Using unconventional tools to paint with has long been a favorite activity for me as a teacher and mom, it revives plain old painting as well as forces your child to think in a creative way. It doesn’t take many of these projects before your child will see a unconventional tool and suggest you try painting with it! Creative thinking at it’s best!
JDaniel4's Mom says
I have tons of wands. This is such a great idea.
Sarah @ Mum In Bloom says
When our son was “too little” to paint with his big sister (5 years older), I used to put a blob of paint on paper and let him drive his cars and trains thru it. This is still a favourite way to paint for him. Love your bubble wand idea 🙂
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A really fun idea. I’ve painted with all kinds of unconventional tools but never bubble wands. I’m putting this on my list.
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This is such a great idea, I guess I will have to look for bubble wands all over the yard now 😉
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Cathy @ NurtureStore says
A great reminder that you can use anything to paint with. You’re right that it encourages children to think creatively when the materials are mixed up a little. And thank you so much for linking up with the Play Academy & all your support
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Great idea! Kids love to use that kind of stuff!
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