A dreamy, underwater like effect to personalize your school notebook. Materials Liquid watercolours (diluted with a bit of water) Liquid dish soap Straws Circular plastic containers Notebook Cardstock Labeller (optional) Glue stick Washi (paper) tape Scissors Smock Craft tray Directions Before you start this activity it is a good idea to practise blowing out of your straw, rather than sucking which is usually associated with the use of straws. You may want to do this in a glass of water. This helps prevent your child from sucking in the bubble mixture accidentally! Don your smock. Put a few centimetres of water into your containers and add your liquid watercolours. Add about 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap to each of your paint mixtures. Stir the mixture throughly. Place your bubble mixture on your craft tray. Blow your bubbles up over the lip of the container (not overflowing, however.) Gently put your paper on top of the container. Lift off your paper carefully and repeat with different colours. You can overlap or go off the edges of the paper for different looks. Allow your project to dry overnight. Glue it to your notebook cover and cut off any excess edges. (Flip to the inside to make this easy, using the cover as your cutting line.) We sewed around the edges to create a bit of detail and then added some Washi tape as well. Label with the class, year and your name. Purpose Getting engaged in the back to school process. Exploring different techniques. Safety Notes As mentioned, go over blowing, rather than sucking with the straw, prior to starting the activity. This is not an activity for children 0-3 or who may have trouble with this. Use scissors with care. Be sure to wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothes and surfaces. A sewing machine is recommended for adult use or with direct supervision depending on your child’s age and abilities. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.