We love bubble wrap at our house. The kids love to pop it, play with it and have even painted with it in the past. I love that it's free. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought we could incorporate bubble wrap and painting while creating these Bubble Wrap Hearts.
- Bubble wrap (I used some with larger circles, but the smaller type would work as well)
- Paint colors of your choosing
- Paintbrush and cups for mixing
- Easel paper
Start by using your marker to trace some large hearts on the back of some bubble wrap. I made a heart for each of the three colors I planned to use. You can also just trace and cut out one heart and use it in different colors to get more of a rainbow effect.
Pour some paint into a tray and spread it around. I mixed some pink and purple colors and used the plastic cups to combine the colors before spreading it on a tray.
Have your child dip the heart bubble wrap (circle side down) into the paint and then push their heart onto the paper to make a print.
My youngest, who just turned 2, really enjoyed this part.
I had three colors of paint and the kids wanted to try all the paint colors.
Here are some of our finished pieces. I am so excited to decorate with these bubble wrap hearts. What a simple and fun way to add a touch of Valentine's Day to your home.
If you liked these bubble wrap hearts, check out:
Valentine Heart Craft
Valentine's Craft for Kids