Make this rainbow bubble foam recipe using only 3 simple ingredients! Follow the step-by-step tutorial for fun sensory playtime.
Bubble foam is so much fun to play with!
First off, I think we can all agree that this bubble foam looks pretty awesome. The colors are so vibrant, they’re just calling the kids to stick their hands in and play.
But before they mix the colors altogether, have them make their very own foam bubble rainbow. It’s a great way to have them imagine the rainbow, create it, and do it all on their own.
It’s really going to last for just one activity. The more that the kids play with it, the more that the bubbles are going to disappear. But luckily, since it takes only three easy ingredients, you can whip up another batch of foam bubbles in no time at all.
As long as you talk to them about not putting them in their mouths, they should be fine. You can also use a soap that is free of chemicals and food coloring that is natural, too, if you’re worried. If it goes in their mouth it’s basically them just eating soap.
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- 1 cup of water per color
- 2-3 tablespoons of Tear-Free Soap. We used this soap.
- Food Coloring
- Hand mixer or any type of mixer
Foam Bubbles Video Instructions:
Feel free to use a hand mixer or even an electric mixer to make the process more hands-off.
This is one activity my kids ask to do over and over again.
While we do a lot of sensory table activities, this one always seems to be one of the most highly requested by my children. It isn’t just for one particular age, all age groups enjoy touching it, kind of like how Oobleck is such a fun texture to play with. I already introduced this activity to my toddler and she loves it too.
Related: Sensory Table ideas and muddy oobleck.
How to make Bubble Foam
Mix 1 cup of water with your desired food color shade. Try to pick colors that are a part of the rainbow but if not, it’s okay, too.
Next, add in your tear-free soap and take your mixer, and start mixing the ingredients together.
The longer that you mix the bubble foam recipe, the more foam bubbles that are going to start to form.
The end result should have all the liquid out of the bowl and the bubble foam should look very similar to the image below. Light, fluffy, and vibrant.
Repeat the process with all of the colors that you’ve chosen and then have your child make a bubble foam rainbow just like the one below.
Feel free to make it in just one color. My kids love it when I make rainbow bubbles because it’s fun to mix together and so visually pleasing.
And if you’re a fan of rainbows, make certain to check out our Rainbow Rice and our Rainbow Colors Science Experiment For Kids. So much fun awaits!
How to use the foam
After the rainbow is made, let the kids have fun! Toss in some toys and turn them into a sensory bin of sorts! Hide a few toys, let them explore with their hands, and see what they can find.
We used some old cookie cutters and beach toys and they worked out perfectly. The kids played for hours and had an amazing time!
You can also throw in the foam bubbles into your bath tub with you. Then there’s no clean up necessary.
Rainbow Bubble Foam
- Use a hand mixer or standing mixer. Mix 1 cup of water with your desired food color shade. Try to pick colors that are a part of the rainbow but if not, it's okay, too.
- Next, add in your tear-free soap and take your mixer, and start mixing the ingredients together.
- The end result should have all the liquid out of the bowl and the bubble foam should look very similar to the image below. Light, fluffy, and vibrant.
- Repeat the process with all of the colors that you've chosen and then have your child make a bubble foam rainbow just like the one below.