Make beautiful bubble painting Hydrangea flowers! Fun DIY dish soap paint recipe. Great kids art activity & easy beginner watercolor ideas!
This may just be one of the easiest and most fun watercolor flower painting projects, because you don’t even have to “paint”! Love blowing bubbles? Love to paint Hydrangea flowers? You will love today’s bubble painting hydrangea flowers!
When I first stumbled upon an image of bubble paint hydrangeas on Discount School Supplies website, I just knew I HAVE to try it! I had so much fun and made the paintings in 2 ways because I don’t want to stop!
Easy bubble paint recipe
IMPORTANT: use paint and dish soap that are labeled Non Toxic !
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You can buy bubble paint, but it’s very easy to make your own! I tested a few mixes, and the one I am really happy with is 1 part (by volume) non toxic acrylic paint, 1 part non toxic dish soap, and 2-3 parts water depending on how thick the paint is. I used this cardstock, which held up great!
Step 1: mix bubble paint
Find a dish to mix the paint. Mine is about 6″x9″, and 2″ deep. Mix the bubble paint. Now let the fun begin!
Take a straw and blow some air into the bubble paint mixture. You will see bubbles forming on the surface.
When you get a clump of fat bubbles, take a piece of paper and gently press it onto the bubbles. The goal is to let the paper touch the bubbles, but not the mixed paint below.
You can repeat a couple of times to get the desired shapes and colors!
I used 2 colors here, one dish has rose pink, the other purple.
A shallow dish works well because the bubbles can come up easily, and when we press the paper onto the bubbles, the paper won’t touch the rim of the dish and cause smudging.
Step 2: make bubble painting Hydrangea flowers
Now our Hydrangea flowers are starting to take shape! It’s time to add some details.
For one of the paintings, I painted some watercolor leaves in various shades of green, cut them out and glued them around the blossoms.
I felt the leaves need to pop a bit more, so I used a pen and added some details, super easy though, just draw some lines! Now the painting looks a lot more finished. 🙂
In the other bubble painting variation, I first Painted some stems and leaves using watercolor.
I like using brushes with a nice pointed tip for watercolors, they are great for washes, and for finer details.
Again, use a pen and add some rich details with lines and dots.
My favorite art pens! I used #01 here.
Now a little gift / craft project- make your own sets flower greeting cards with these free printable cards!
If you love the idea of painting with unconventional and fun techniques, here are a couple of tutorials you will enjoy –
Hope you enjoyed today’s little project! Happy creating! 🙂