Bubble Wrap Art is a therapeutic form of process art for kids. After a bad day, they can do some bubble wrap painting to cure their bad day. The results are so cool, you may even want to frame it!
Bubble Wrap Art
So I picked up J from school the other day and I could see the look in his eyes when he was walking to my car. The look no mom wants to see… You can tell it was a bad day.
There is the one kid in his class, you know the one, the super popular one that decides who everyone else likes. Well, today he decided that they weren’t going to include J on the playground. As a mom, you wanna stomp right into the school find that kid, and teach him a thing or two.
Instead, I made a few changes to a process art project I had planned for the weekend to relive some of J’s stress.
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No time to make this bubble wrap craft now? Pin it for later!
If you can’t make this bubble wrap craft now, pin it to your kids’ crafts ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.
Tips for making this fun process art.
- This project can get messy! We recommend creating outdoors or in a space where the mess wont be an issue.
- Let your child pick out their colors. J picked all blues and greys…you could tell he was having a bad day.
- Let your kids experiment with bubble wrap. It is all about the process! There is no “right” or “wrong” way of doing this art project.
How to make this kid’s art project.
Below is our step by step tutorial for creating this art project. Feel free to print it for easy reference.
- Start with decent sized squares of bubble wrap. You will need 1 square for each color.
- Fold the bubble wrap in half and secure it with staples or tape. Leave a gap in the middle to insert a small hand.
- Now pick out some paint.
- Have them slide their hand into their bubble wrap ‘mitts’.
- Spread out some paint and let them go at it!
- Layer the colors one after another.
- You can go back over with the first colors again if you want.
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When to make this bad day art inspiration
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!
- If your child is extra moody or fidgety, this craft will be good for them.
- Even if they’re not in a bad place, they can dance and create!
- Use the final craft for cards, posters, or to decorate your playroom.
- Give them as gifts to loved ones.
- Create backdrops for your bulletin boards.
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