Monday, March 17, 2014

Painting on Bubble Wrap

There is nothing you can't paint! And my kids love to paint on all sorts of surfaces. We paint on paper, sticks, rocks, skin, windows, styrofoam…really the list goes on and on. It's great to let them paint on all different types of surfaces and open up a whole new world of language and vocabulary. This weekend we painted on bubble wrap. We have both finger paint and tempura paint, and both have the same end result of the paint chipping and flaking off once it has dried. So this project is all about the process and not the end product, which is the most important part anyway :)

What you need:

  • paint
  • bubble wrap

What To Do:

It's really quite simple. All you do is paint! 

FYI - The kids preferred painting with their hands and fingers on the bubble wrap as opposed to using paint brushes. The texture of the bubble wrap is far more interesting when you can touch it. 

We talked about the texture of the bubble wrap and how it felt when we used our fingers as a brush.

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I painted one, too!
I couldn't take any photos of Busy during
her painting process due to the fact that
she refused to wear clothes :/


  1. Lovely idea. Easy to set up and easy for tots! Have you tried to make prints in this way?

    1. Printing with bubble wrap is a wonderful idea! I'll let you know how it goes!! Thanks, Michelle :)