Bubble Wrap Painting

Materials

What you need for this craft:
  • Bubble wrap
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes, foam brushes or roller brushes
  • Scissors
  • Paper (craft poster paper)

Preparation

Who doesn't love bubble wrap? For this craft, it is best to have the bubble in tact, so don't start popping them, even though it will be tempting. This craft allows for creating interesting and colorful prints on paper.

How to create this project:
  • Step 1: Set up work station for each child. Cover table with plastic or newspaper. Cut the bubble wrap and place it in the centre of the work space.
  • Step 2: pour paint colours into the palates or onto the paper plates. *If the paint is thick, you may want to water it down, so that it when it is applied the bubble images will show through.
  • Step 3: have child create patterns with the paint on the bubble  wrap. could be lines, circles, honeycombs, anything to mimic the effect the bubbles will have on the outcome.
  • Step 4:  Once bubble wrap painting has been completed, place the craft paper over it. Press firmly down with your hands to transfer the print from the bubble wrap to the paper.
  • Step 5: Peel paper off of bubble wrap to reveal the finished image on the paper. Let dry completely and the project is done.

*Helpful hints:

- if working with older children, the can cut out shapes like fruits, hearts, circles and make their own designs with more specific intent.

- if using large sheets of craft paper, finished art can be used for many things like homemade wrapping paper, cut up and glue onto card stock for homemade cards, and more.

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