This week, we painted with bubble wrap! I found the idea for this art project at In the Playroom.
I cut a large sheet of bubble wrap into squares and cut some white cardstock into fruit and vegetable shapes.
The kids painted the bubble wrap with whatever colors they chose. Mixing colors together on the bubble wrap worked well. For my pear, I swirled in some yellow after painting a coat of green.
After the bubble wrap was painted, the kids pressed their cardstock cut-outs down. Then they peeled them off and admired their work!
It was relatively mess-free and the end product was really cute. The kids got a chance to work on their motor skills by holding and manipulating the brush, and they got to explore different color combinations. The bubble wrap adds a tactile component and introduces a new way to paint.