Monday, February 23, 2015

Bubble Wrap Printmaking

About a week ago we started printmaking, and haven't been able to stop! My kids have started looking everywhere for new ways to makes prints!! So far we have used muffin tins and rollers, and Busy has started a "mental note" about the ways she can make other prints. At the top of her list was some bubble wrap that came in a package the other day, so we set it up and got to work. Now that we have started to dig deeper into the printmaking process, the kids can set up the activity on their own :) I went to get more paper and when I returned, they had set out the paint, brushes, trays and bubble wrap. "Let's do this!" <3

What You Need:
- paint
- brushes
- paper
- bubble wrap (we used the large bubble sheets
but the small bubbles would be great to try as well)

What To Do:
1. Using the brushes (or your fingers) paint on each bubble
2. Once the bubbles you want painted are painted, press the
paper on the bubbles.
3. Lift the paper and voila! 
**4. Busy and The Beans both decided to only paint 
on a select number of bubbles in the hopes to create a "kind of pattern." 
Then once they pulled up their paper, I helped rotate the paper and 
press it back down to "reprint" on the paper's other half. 

As they started painting on the bubbles, I was reminded of a painting project on bubble wrap we did a while back. We painted on the bubbles with the sole purpose of hanging it in the window to see the light come through. As I was looking back at that post, I remembered reading a comment wondering if you could make prints with the paint on the bubbles. Turns out, you can :)

Our Art Wall with some prints :)

Michelle Willow, this one is for you!

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