Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Watercolor Bubble Blowing

Bubble Blowing at Art Camp with 30+ Kids
Kids really enjoyed this activity.  It was fun to see how big they could get the bubble piles to be.  Also, it was fun to see the outcome of the bubble burst!
 Okay, kudos to Tiny Rotten Peanut for this cool activity.
This is one of those activities that you really are in trial and error mode.
We used liquid watercolor, bubbles, and straws taped together.
Seriously, you just have to add watercolor, bubbles, and try it out.
We had several small cups filled with watercolor and bubbles. (see pics)  This really worked great!
We let kids make decisions about the number of straws and the mixing of colors.
This was a very fun activity as you can see by the smiling faces!

Trentan is one cool, bubble-blowing dude!

Molly Gail's cousins are jelly jealous of her bubble mountain.

Mad Dog is cool with his cool bubbly art!

I just had to do a little Throwback Thursday with bubbles on the blog.  If I think bubbles and music, I think The Lawrence Welk Show.  The Lawrence Welk Show was an American televised musical variety show hosted by big band leader Lawrence Welk. The series aired locally in Los Angeles for four years, from 1951 to 1955, then nationally for another 27½ years via the ABC network, from 1955 to 1971, and first-run syndication from 1971 to 1982.

I have a very vague recollection of Lawrence Welk, but I always remembered the dang bubbles.  Look at this preview and check them out.

In 1903, Lawrence Welk was born in Strasburg, North Dakota, which now has only approximately 400 people.  The family home is now a tourist attraction. 
Welk talked his father into buying a mail-order accordion for $400.  He promised his father that he would work on the farm until he was 21, in repayment for the accordion.  On Welk's 21st birthday, he fulfilled his promise to his Dad.  He left the family farm to pursue a career in music, which he loved.  In the 1920s, he performed with various bands and started his own orchestra.
So, my point?
Find a way to do what you love and blow a few bubbles along the way.

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