Ora et labora
~St. Benedict

Monday, February 27, 2012

Painting soap suds

A lot of our projects are a culmination of creative thinking and whatever items are strewn about the house.  TnT love to paint and they can not resist sticking their hands in any dish that happens to be filled with soap suds, so why not make it into fun tactile art? 

Start out by squirting some dish liquid into an old pan or bin. Fill your container with water to make lots and lots of suds. Now, who can abstain from touching all these glorious bubbles?

There's no rhyme or reason, just grab your paints and experiment. You can make various shapes in the suds, but when your concoction decides to disintegrate, then the paint and soap morph into wonderful abstract pieces.

After your master artists have decided everything looks just perfect, then lay some water color paper or cardstock on top of the colorful soapy display. Lift and rinse under the faucet and set to dry.


  1. What a great activity!! Will definitely have to try it out with Y&S!! :-)

  2. Hey Mara!
    Thanks for visiting my blog, Holy Family Classical Academy! This looks like a fun project to try this weekend. Looks like you guys have a lot of fun!!


  3. Hi Liz, thanks for visiting! I have your blog down as one to follow.

  4. Wow. I have never seen anything like this. Now the question is whether I can wait til spring and do it outside or do I have to do it NOW! Thanks for the great idea.

  5. Hi daycarelady, thanks for stopping over. Amazingly, my kids didn't get any on the floor. They kept it pretty well contained in the giant pan. I can see if you have smaller ones though why you might like to try this activity outside. If & when you try it, I'd love to see your pictures.