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Monday, April 22, 2013

Blow you mind... or burst your bubble... or just BLOW BUBBLES!

Teacher Example

Devin C. 6th grade

Araceley 6th grade
Bryce 6th grade
Chance 6th grade

I  literally was blown away by this activity that was meant to be just a time filler for my 6th grade.
This class was a little ahead of my others, so I wanted to give them an experimental  fun assignment that I had never done before, but always thought would be interesting. 
I had created a PowerPoint and printed off pictures of bubbles. I used some ClipArt graphics along with some real photographs of bubbles to give them an idea of what they REALLY look like, and to see how artists also can interpret them creatively. 

We looked at what both have in common. 
1. Bubble have a mix of colors inside them
(pink, purple, blue, yellow, orange...)
2. They are translucent
( you can see one behind the other)
3. They have a bright white reflection on them from the light.
3. The color inside flows with the contour of the bubble rather than straight.
After we came up with these ideas that they had in common, 
I handed out black construction paper and boxes of construction paper crayons. 
While they worked I blew bubbles around them telling them to observe what they see in real life. 
They spend 2 days working on their bubble pictures.
This was a hit for me and I can't wait to do it with all my classes!
They pretty much all turned out beautiful, but these were the most realistic.

Garrett 6th grade
Kimberley 6th grade
Omar 6th grade
Davion 6th grade

It is all about experimenting...

This was Davion's original picture. I actually LOVE it!... But, it did not look like bubbles to me.
So, I instead will use it as a successful free center of his. 
I gave him the choice to redo it and capture a more realistic "bubble" quality. 
He did it with a wonderful attitude. 
But, his marbles are Marvelous! 

More Done later by my 7th and 8th graders...

Brianna 7th grade

Brianne 8th grade

Cederick 8th grade

Cheyenne 7th grade

Ellie 7th grade

Fernando 7th grade

Haley 7th grade

Haylie 8th grade

Hugo 7th grade

Juanita 7th grade

Luz 7th grade

Mariella 7th grade

Shanna 7th grade

Todd 7th grade

TAKE IT A LITTLE FURTHER! with this lesson!
See Here...


Planning for this assignment took some creative experimenting, trial, and error...
While toying around with the idea of this lesson, I originally liked they way the background of the real photos I found of bubbles was very blurry. So, I used the crayon resist method here. 
I drew the bubbles with white and baby blue crayons (make sure they are not washable!) and added some contour reflection lines inside. Then I used markers to sloppily add in a landscape using horizontal lines. 
Then I used a wet brush to go over the marker till it bled out making it blurry. The marker in the process washed off of the wax lines and left the bubble still visible (crayon resist method.). 
I did not like all the aspects of this first attempt, so I tried it on the black paper which I like much more. 


  1. awesome job! I'll be trying this with my kiddos, maybe this week!
    I love your blog. Are you interested in doing a link exchange?

  2. Thank you so much! This project was so fun and easy!. Even the ones that did not look like bubbles were still pretty. Thanks for following the blog, I love working on it. I have so much I want to share. What is a link exchange? I would probably be interested.

  3. Did you give the kids circle templates to trace so they're all perfectly round?

  4. These are amazing!! Your students did a great job- they're all so different yet they all look like bubbles!

  5. Fabulous idea, especially blowing bubbles around as the kids work. I'm so pleased I found your post. Thanks.