This unique project creates heart art with bubble wrap. It’s perfect for a Valentine’s day project, or to make a fun gift for mom!
Art with Bubble Wrap
I love this bubble wrap craft idea because it’s pretty open-ended. Kids of all skill levels can create something beautiful!
Plus, they can be used for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s day, and more!
Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, we may receive an affiliate commission.
No time to make these crafts with bubble wrap now? Pin it for later!
If you’re just researching what to do with bubble wrap, pin this to your kids’ crafts ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.
Tips for making this heart art.
- You could easily do these hearts on a larger scale!
- Acrylic paint dries pretty fast.
- You can save the cutting out of the hearts for when the paint is drying if you need to save time.
- If you don’t have pallet knives, use thick pieces of cardboard.
- This project can get messy! We recommend creating outdoors or in a space where the mess won’t be an issue.
- Acrylic paint can ruin clothes. Make sure kids are wearing appropriate painting clothes.
How to make these bubble wrap crafts for preschoolers
Below is our step by step tutorial for creating this heart bubble wrap idea. Feel free to print it for easy reference.
- Paper Cutter
- Pallet Knife
- Glue Stick
- Paint Pen or Markers (optional)
- Start by cutting both sheets of your paper into 1/4ths. Then draw hearts onto 4 of your pieces. You will not see your pencil lines in the end so there is no need to erase any mistakes.
- Then pinch the center of your heart to snip a starting point. Continue to cut out the center of the heart. Again, you will not see your lines so don't worry if any of them show. Place your hearts off to the side, with your 4 plain sheets of cardstock.
- Next, on a sheet of wax paper, squirt out a few stripes of your acrylic paint colors. You will want at least 2. Make sure they are colors that will blend well.
- Use a pallet knife to spread out the paint into an even layer at least the size of your quarter sheet of paper.
- Cut a piece of bubble wrap slightly smaller than your paper. Place it bubble side down on the paint and press down.
- Now move the bubble wrap paint side down to a plain sheet of your cardstock.
- Peel the bubble wrap back off to reveal your print!Continue this on each sheet of plain cardstock. You should easily get 4 with the same paint and bubble wrap.
- Once your pattern has dried attach the cut hearts on top using glue. Be sure to add the glue to the side of the heart where any pencil marks have been made.
- Trim off any uneven edges on your design.
- Last, you can add names or messages onto your hearts.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Are you trying to inspire creativity in your kids? Sign up for the weekly Twitchetts newsletter to get that and more. Get access to free printables, special offers, and weekly crafts and activities that kids will love!Join Here!
More heart art projects you will love!
- Heart Suncatchers – Decorate windows with hearts using this easy tutorial.
- Heart Wands – 3D heart wands that kids can play with after they are finished creating.
- Heart Rocks – These fun painted rocks are great for gifts, hiding, and decorating!
When to make bubble wrap hearts
Sometimes you see a craft and think, oh that’s cute! But then you don’t know when you will make it. Here are some ideas for this fun art project!
- Let your kids pass them out at their Valentine’s Day class party.
- Paint them during a holiday party.
- Gift them to grandparents, on Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day.
- Hang them around your playroom.
- Send them to a local hospital to cheer someone up.
- Decorate your bulletin board.
If you loved this Valentine’s Day craft, share it by pinning or sharing on Facebook.
We are thankful for every share! Each time someone shares our posts, our site grows and we are so thankful that we can continue to create unique and simple projects for kids. Know a friend who’d like this heart art with bubble wrap? Please share it on Facebook or save it to your favorite kid’s craft board on Pinterest.