We had one of those accidental craft moments this weekend. I had received a package recently – and the best thing about packages is BUBBLE WRAP! Pebble had never seen it before (clearly I need to do more internet shopping) and wanted to explore with it. I showed her how to pop the bubbles, which was like a rite of passage. Her sheer delight at the pop of the plastic was pure joy.
Then she wanted to ‘make’ with the bubble wrap. The first thing that Pebble did was start drawing on the bubble wrap with her markers. That gave me an idea! I remembered trying bubble wrap printing with the kids at school, and thought she might like to give it a go too. I set up a quick invitation to play with the bubble wrap, markers and small pieces of white paper.
Pebble had lots of fun experimenting with the colours, pressing the paper and peeling it back to reveal her art work. We saved some of her art to make a card for Nanette’s 50th birthday. Later I interviewed Pebble about her Nannette, just like we did for Grandma last year.
More ideas for bubble wrap printing:
- use highlighters
- use paint
- use pre-cut shapes for printing
- try large bubbles and small bubbles
- follow my Arty Crafty Kids Pinterest board for lots more ideas
Are you a pop-one-at-a-time person, or more of a squeeze-and-pop-lots-at-once person?