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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Floating on to ___ grade!! End of the year project!

IF you are like me, you are looking for FUN, yet simple projects for the end of the school year!! I got this idea from this fabulous blog called The Lost Sock

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...

 Then, one student suggested that they put their papers together and connect their bubbles. Within a few minutes, I had an entire class on the floor connecting EVERY one of their papers to make a huge bubble mural! They were SO excited and I loved the conversations I heard as they ALL worked together as one giant group!!

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!!!!
The great thing about bubbles is that they are inexpensive and fun no matter what age you are! My daughter got a bubble blower last summer that blew small bubbles inside large bubbles! We took this picture last August!


  1. What a fun simple project for the end of the year! You always have the best ideas I can't wait to try some of these out for my 3 week summer school class (where I will actually see the kids everyday!) especially the surreal self portraits! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Awesome!!!! Love this project. Perfect for end of year. Thanks for adding those videos - just need to buy a bottle of bubble solution.

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  4. I love the colors in the bubbles! What brand of oil pastels did you use? Great project!!

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  6. Love the vibrant colours. What brand did you use?

  7. I wanted to thank you for posting those wonderful videos, saved me time and they are perfect!

  8. I wanted to thank you for posting those wonderful videos, saved me time and they are perfect!

  9. Hi! I love these and just tried them out with my second graders! Would you mind if I posted this lesson to my classroom blog? Of course, I will give you credit for the wonderful idea. I just really want to share the photos with the parents. Such a cool collaborative piece!

  10. This is one of the coolest art projects I've seen in a LONG time! Me and my kids go for a walk every single evening and they each bring a bottle of bubbles. We're quite bubble obsessed. haha! Anyway, I can't WAIT to do this with them. Thanks for including those awesome videos, too. SO FUN! :)

  11. I love this! I'm thinking of doing it at the beginning of the year for International Dot Day. I really like the way the class put them all together. It must have been a very special group of kids to think of it on their own. I'm impressed at how they didn't smear the pastel colors and wonder if they were instructed to be careful of that. This is beautiful--thanks for sharing!

  12. Such a great community building idea! I would also use it at the beginning of the year...

  13. What a talented class, love your bubble drawings, I came across them on Pinterest and ended up here so I thought I would let you know how good I think they are. :)

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  15. This makes me want to cry! What an amazing and exciting discovery those kiddos made... That will stay with them their whole lives. So special and so inspiring. Yay! Thank you!

  16. I've tried several times and mine look awful. Is there some trick that I am missing?


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