How To Make Bubble Foam For Sensory Play

What Do Children Learn From Bubble Foam?

Physical Development as they use tools like spoons, cups and bowls to spoon the bubble foam within the tray.

Communication and Language as you talk about the texture of the bubble foam as well as the materials that are in the tray.

Imagination and Creativity as they use the bubble foam and other materials you have added into the tray to create a story line behind their play.



Mess Scale


3 Years +

On The Day

How To Make Bubble Foam For Sensory Play

Just Grab

  • ¼ cup or 50g of body wash or bubble bath
  • ½ cup or 120ml of water
  • Food coloring
  • Electric whisk, blender or hand whisk


  1. Add the body wash, water and a few drops of food colouring to a bowl and mix on high speed until it forms stiff peaks (like whipped cream).
  2. Whisking often takes about a minute, but it will take longer to do it by hand.
  3. Empty the bubbles into your tray or empty bathtub.
  4. Repeat this process with however many colours you want to use.

What Is The Best Way To Clean Up Bubble Foam?

Cleaning Up Your Child

Use a damp flannel to clean your child’s hands and body.

Cleaning Up A Small Tray

Place the tray into the sink and run the tap to rinse out the tray.

Cleaning A Large Tray

Scoop the worst of the bubbles into a bowl that can be placed into the sink and rinsed. Wipe down the tray with some kitchen roll to remove any excess bubbles, then wipe the tray with an anti-bac wipe.

Cleaning The Surrounding Area

Use some kitchen roll to mop up any excess bubbles from the surrounding area, then use an anti-bac wipe to clean the surrounding area.

Bubble Foam Sensory Play Ideas

Bubble Foam Activity

Bubble Foam Activity

Bubble Foam Activity

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