Last day of school for Nick and we celebrated the achievement with a doctor’s appointment for me and an orthodontist appointment for Nick. Um, yay.
I figured if anything could soften the blow of our sub-par afternoon, it would be a little bit of art. Last week, I spied a fun new technique over on Rubyellen’s blog, Cakies, using bubble solution and bubble wands. If there’s one thing we have, it’s tons of bottles of bubble solution. Two years ago, at an after-summer clearance, I stocked up on five-cents-a-bottle bubbles. Totally my kind of sale. And perfect for this quick art project.
The other thing I have a ton of? Paint. I happen to be partial to the Plaid brand, and bought of ton of it last year. It’s inexpensive, lasts forever, and is super versatile. Used right out of the bottle, it’s vibrant and thick, and perfect for an endless stream of kid painting projects. We also water it down some and treat it like a watercolor-type of paint as well. Today? It was added to bubble solution.
I set the kids up in the backyard with water cups, paint brushes, thick white artist paper (we got our supplies at our local Walmart), paint, and bubbles. They chose their own color schemes. It cracked me up that the colors Nick chose happened to match his shirt. Once the paint was mixed in with the bubble solution, they went to town, using the wand to blow paint filled bubbles onto their paper. They also used the wands to flick paint onto the paper, creating a fun splatter effect.