Rainbow Soap Foam Bubbles Sensory Play

This is one of those fun activities that’s quick, easy, and so open ended. It takes about 10 minutes to whip up this huge batch of bubbly, puffy, rainbow soap foam fun. This entire sensory bin with rainbow soap foam is a great way to engage your child! You could make just two primary colors and make it into a color mixing lesson or you could make it just a sensory activity by itself. Or, for even more fun, you could add some other sensory friendly items and transform it into a sensory extravaganza. However you work it, there’s something that’s just so much fun about swirling a huge bunch of soap foam.

You will need:

  • 2 Tbsp of dish soap (Dawn Dish Soap works well)
  • 1/4 cup water (please note if your tap water is especially hard or soft, you will need to substitute bottled water so that the soap will bubble well)
  • a mixer
  • food coloring


  1. In a bowl, add 2 Tbsp of dish soap and 1/4 cup of water.  Add food coloring. Mix on the highest possible setting for 1-2 minutes.  Your foam should be able to form stiff peaks that hold their shape.  Scoop it out into your container and repeat as necessary until you have the desired amount of foam!

If your child has sensitive skin, you can substitute whatever bubble bath they use for the dish soap in the recipe above.  

I do not recommend this activity for very young children who may put the soap in their mouths or eyes.  The soap is not meant to be ingested and will sting if rubbed into eyes.

And there you have it! A super fun and easy way to dazzle your child with some rainbow sensory foam goodness. Let us know if you tried this activity and what you thought!

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