How to Make Bubble Print Paper

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Step 1: Gather the Materials

You will need food dye, paper/cardstock, a drinking straw, empty containers that can hold at least half a cup of water, dish soap, and tap water.

Step 2: Mix the Soap and Water

Fill each of your containers with about half a cup of water. After that, put about a teaspoon of dish soap in the water and stir it.

Step 3: Add Color

Put 10 or more drops of food dye in the soapy water and stir it with a straw.

Step 4: Blow Bubbles

Use your straw to blow bubbles above the rim of the container.

Step 5: Bubble Print Your Paper

Lightly touch the bubbles with your paper until they pop. When you lift the paper there will be a bubble print on it!

Step 6: Let Your Prints Dry

Leave your prints at a place where they can dry. They may curl up at the edges from the moisture... If you want to flatten them, you should place them under a heavy book (on a flat surface) after they have finished drying off. 

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    Cambenora

    4 years ago on Step 6

    Well, that's pretty cool. I guess you could use this for invitations and such like.

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    ratgirl13

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Made some last night and made them into a notebook using a grocery bag cover from another 'ible. When you first dip the papers, they don't look like much, but after they dry they seem to 'develop' and really look cool. Just love the effect. Will be making a lot more of this for gifts! Thanks for the awesome 'ible.

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    makenliving

    5 years ago

    Me love it. I think i'd like to try it. Thanks for sharing :)

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