I. Love. Bubble. Wrap. It started when I was a kid, and my parents would let me pop the bubbles when a package arrived in the mail. There is something so satisfying about that activity--and I've brought bubble wrap into my classroom for the kids to pop lots of times. We've pinched it, poked it, stomped on it, and spread out long strips on the playground to run on (SO fun!)
But painting on bubble wrap is a whole different cookie :) There's no popping involved, but the process is equally satisfying in a completely different way. There's something so...cool? fun? sensory?...about rubbing a paint brush over those bumpy sheets of bubbles! Thick brushes, thin brushes, small bubbles or big--it's all just great fun!
Painting on the bubble wrap can be the beginning, middle and end of this activity--or you can make prints too! Just show the kids how to place a piece of paper on top of their painted bubbles, rub it lightly, and peel it off. Bubbles! Yay!
Have you painted on bubble wrap with your children? Do they love it? Do they just want to pop those bubbles? I'd love to know your ideas--leave a comment!