My kids always get so excited when I mention paint. Usually when I say the word, they respond by saying “paint paint paint!” or my son will bust out in song “Paint paint paint-a-roo, paint paint just me and you” that he gets from his favorite show Daniel Tiger. Of course since he’s two it’s in toddler speak. It had been awhile since they had painted so of course they were ecstatic to do rainbow bubble wrap printing.
I laid out a large blue tarp on our patio to keep it clean and then unrolled a few feet of bubble wrap. Using acrylic paint I squirted lines across the bubble wrap in rainbow order. It took all I had to keep the kids away from the paint at this point so that I could take a picture. As you can see below I did not succeed.
Little Buddy and Baby Bear dug right in with their paint brushes.
They did a bit of experimentation with mixing colors. Baby Bear also explored the texture of the bubble wrap with her hands while Little Buddy preferred to not get messy.
Once the paint had been spread around the majority of the bubble wrap I took out some watercolor paper to begin the bubble wrap printing. Little Buddy was so excited about this part. He would “pat pat pat” the paper, lift it up, and say, “Whoa! More?”. He would then place the paper down again. This created layers of painted bubbles on the paper.
He was very proud of his masterpieces.
Baby Bear preferred traditional painting on paper to the bubble wrap printing. But she did get in on some of the printing action towards the end. She even printed bubbles on her already painted paper!
Overall Rainbow Bubble Wrap Printing was a huge success!
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