Bubble Refill Station #WalmartPlaid

Summertime and bubbles go hand-in-hand around our house!  It seems that when my kids want to refill their bubble bottles/cups/dishes on their own, they spill more than ends up in the container.  While shopping at Walmart, I found a great container (originally used for iced tea) that I was able to pair up with Plaid products to create this amazing Bubble Refill Station!


  • Plastic or glass Tea/Drink dispenser with spout
  • Plaid Acrylic Paints
  • Plaid Stencils
  • Masking Tape
  • Sand Paper
  • Plaid Foam Applicator Set
  • Plaid Learn to Paint Gold Taklon Artist Brushes
  • Plastic tray (I found one used for BBQ foods)
  • Clear Spray Paint for Plastic/Glass
Creating the designs was much easier than I thought it would be.  I first cleaned the jar well then placed the stencils where I wanted them, adhering to the jar with masking tape.  I then took the sand paper and lightly sanded the area I would be painting.  This helps the paint stick to the plastic a little better.
The Plain Foam Applicator Set is the most amazing thing for applying the Acrylic Paints to the jar.  I just changed out the top to the Foam Applicator and dabbed away.  Super easy!  You can add any designs that you would like to the jar.  I used the Dragonfly Stencil and put them all over the jar…..then added little swirls and writing with a thin paint brush.
After the paint has fully dried, spray with your clear plastic spray paint.  This will seal the paint in the event water/bubbles get on the outside of the jar.  You’d hate to see all your beautiful work running down the side of the jar in a gooey glob!
Bubble Solution: 
  • 1 Gallon Water
  • 1/4 Cup Glycerin (you’ll find this in the pharmacy area)
  • 1 Cup Dish Detergent
Mix the ingredients and allow to sit overnight.

There you go!  A fun Bubble Refill Station that your kids can use all by themselves!  If you make a Bubble Refill Station for your kids, be sure to share a picture of it!

Check out these other fun projects you can make with Plaid products:

Disclosure: I received product and payment via The Blueprint Social (www.theblueprintsocial.com) for this post, however, opinions are 100% my own.


  1. says

    What a great idea for the kids! My daughter had a water party YEARS ago. We used dish soap bottles to refill toy water guns. Finally the adults just started squirting each other WITH the bottles.
    Summer sure is more fun when you’ve got munchkins!
    great job!

  2. Rebecca Shockley says

    This is such a great idea! I now have more thing’s to get to make the Summer a little more fun for the kid’s! Thank you for sharing this great idea!

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