Bubble Art Thank You Cards

As you know it was Agent M's Birthday last week and he was a very lucky boy getting such nice prezzies and alot of pennies from our family.

I think its really important that kids say thank you for the things they receive and what nicer way than with a homemade thank you card.


I know you can buy thank you notes and the like in shops but making them ourselves just has a more personal touch and its alot more colourful than just a wee bit of paper.

Since there was a few cards to make, we thought making bubble art ones would be out best bet. *Plus i think Agent M really wanted to blow some bubbles*

They are really easy to make and even little tots can have fun with them *just make sure they are blowing the mixture, not sucking it up the straws*

You'll need ...
Food colouring or paint
Water
Washing up liquid
Disposable cups
Straws
Cardboard (or blank cards)

I also cannot recommend highly enough having a PVC sheet down. It can get messy!

The more colours you have, the more jazzy the cards will look, though you can go for a theme if your making the cards for a special occasion i.e pink and red for valentines

We used watercolour paint in ours and since its coming up to spring, Agent M wanted "light" colours.

I put a dollop of each paint colour into individual cups and mixed in some water to thin out the paint. *You could use poster paint too but we didn't have any. You'll note that the blue is oil paint. It worked well on the cards but it took ages to come off my hands ... I wouldn't recommend oil paint!!!*

Next add a splodge of washing up liquid to each cup and let the bubble blowing begin :)

Agent M loves this bit cause he goes crazy when it comes to blowing the bubbles ... this is where that sheet comes in handy as the bubbles might overflow slightly.


Once the bubbles reach the top of the cup its time to get printing.

Remove the straw and place the card over the bubble mix then lift off. Doing this over the different cups will give each card a different look.

Repeat till you have all the cards you need ... then set to the side to let them dry.

Its a really simple way to make unique cards and alot more fun than buying them :)

*You can just use regular paper if you just wanna make a nice picture with your little ones ... or even make unique wrapping paper* 



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11 comments

  1. This looks like so much fun! My son would love it! x

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    1. It's loads of fun Madeline ... just remember the messy mat! lol xxx

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  2. What a cute, but so simple craft idea! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Sarah xx
    whimsicalmumblings.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Its so easy and quite quick (if you don't count the times Agent M spent giggling at the "farting noises") lol xxx

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  3. The Mother says - Wow!!! Bubble painting takes me right back to my school days and what a lovely pressie for Agent M. Happy Birthday Agent M. We hope you had a MEGA birthday :)
    Thanks for linking to #minicreations and welcome to the GL Gang :)

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  4. What a creative little projects for kids. I need to do more of this with my two. I keep saying it this is such a great idea!!! Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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    1. Awe thanks for stopping by ... Its a fun way to spend an afternoon :) Agent M has asked a few times since to do it again too :) xxx

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  5. What a lovely idea, and simple enough for little ones to make. I'll be doing this with my daughter #sharewithme

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    1. Its simple but gives such different designs each time. Have fun *remember the messy mat* :) xxx

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  6. These are so cute and easy! Homemade cards are much better than store bought!

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