I found these great videos to show the students before they get started!
Bubbles from baris parildar on Vimeo.
First we talked about the properties of bubbles. I blew some bubbles for the kids to look at (with their hands in their laps...pure torture) but I really wanted them to use their eyes. What shape is the shiney? Where is the light source? For example a window will make a window shaped shiney! What color are the bubbles and why do they start as a clear liquid and then turn rainbowy?
1 First students traced as many different circle shaped objects I could fine!!
2 They added at least two shineys to each bubble
3 Then colored the bubbles using oil pastels, and making sure to leave at least part of the bubble black to make it look transparent
So, first the students started drawing bubbles individually...
The end product was a masterpiece and the kids were SO excited!!
Some classes drew bubbles together to form words. You can see the words " Pie is Good" at the top of this class' Art!
The great thing about this project is that its fun for ALL ages! My four year old (below) drew her own bubble artwork (all by herself) and included herself blowing the bubbles in the bottom corner! She had fun searching for circles in the kitchen. There are Tabasco bottle circles, and salt shaker circles, coffee can lid circles, a soda can circle!
So get out your oil pastels and go create some Bubble ART to kick off the SUMMER!!!!