What you need:
Dried markers (you can also you watercolors or tempura paint if you don't have dried markers)
Pliers, to take the tips out of the markers
White paper (watercolor paper would be awesome but we just used construction paper and white cardstock)
Containers to put the bubbles in
This is a good activity to begin while your little ones are napping or having their quiet time as it takes awhile to get the tips out and letting them soak in the solution. Pour some bubble solution in small cups, I used the small Ziploc cups so that I could save the leftover paint.
Starting with one marker, use the pliers to take the tip out of the marker, place the tip in one of the cups of bubble solution. Use the pliers to break the plastic tip off of the marker.
Pull out the ink fiber "tube"
cut the plastic off and put the fibers into the bowl of bubble solution. Repeat this for each of the colors you are making.
We also tried blowing the bubbles at a large piece of paper taped to our sliding glass door but that didn't work out very well.
The end result was really cool.
And it's an activity that leaves the kids with a lot of open-ended activities, which is the best kind of activities for working with those little brains. Such a fun activity! If you try it, let me know! I'd love to hear all about it!