Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bubble Prints

More craptastic-edness! This project went waaay wrong.

You will need:
  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Paper
  • Straws (For blowing out, not sucking in!!!!!)
How to:
  1. Add a squirt of dish soap to about one cup of water in a small container. Add drops of food coloring. Stir.
  2. Have kids blow into straws placed inside containers.
  3. Once bubbles reach top of container, place a white sheet of paper over container. Bubbles will pop and leave "prints" on sheet.
  4. Repeat with several colors.

Thoughts: Oh dear. Let's just say you should make sure your child has mastered the art of blowing out of a straw as opposed to only being able to suck in. This child, Jack, has mastered it:
This one, (mine) not so much:

 According to Poison Control (1-800-222-1222), dish soap has no terribly bad side effects, besides the instant vomiting that will occur IMMEDIATELY after ingesting. That being said, this was actually a pretty cool project that I will try when Elliott is a bit older, say 14, when he can clean up his own vomit. Both boys loved making the bubbles. The actual prints came out pretty cool, too, as you can see from the picture Maribeth is holding.

More thoughts: Hmmm, When you call Poison Control they take your name and information. Wonder if that puts you on their Another-stupid-mom-doing-another-stupid-gone-awry-craft-project list?

Super-duper shout out to Maribeth who should win an award for her mad barf-cleaning skills.


  1. LOL! Sorry to hear it ended so horribly. We've been wanting to try this project for awhile, but I just wasn't convinced they would blow OUT rather than suck IN. I think I'll wait a while longer.

  2. Try poking a pin-hole in the top portion of the straw 1/4 an inch away from where the straw will be in their mouth or if you are using a bendy straw poke a hole about 1/4 in. above the bend - it should make it so that the liquid won't make it past the whole