Pop, pop, pop! Let’s paint with bubble wrap today! This activity makes learning shapes fun! Plus, a quick lesson is color recognition, tracing, and cutting! Not only is it fun, but its a great sensory experience too. This would make a super fun Valentines Day craft too – heart bubble wrap painted cards.
- Bubble wrap, small bubbles
- Paint trays
- Non toxic, tempera paint
- black marker
- glitter (optional)
Next, arrange the cut-out shapes on your bubble wrap, bubble side down. Depending on your child’s ability, trace the shapes with a black marker. Next, cut the shapes out (I used adult scissors). We added a heart too. Once you’re all cut ask your child to match the shapes together (shh, quick lesson)! 🙂 Now it’s time to paint! Set up paint trays. We use dollar store baking pans; they work great and they’re re-usable.
Tape down your paper, dip, and paint. It’s simple, fun, and educational!
Initially, we planned on doing a 4th of July theme with red, white, and blue, but it didn’t work well. So, I scratched the white and added in the green and yellow (not pictured). Time for sparkle! Add glitter and set aside to dry!
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