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.
Supplies you will need:
- 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.
This last one was done by my youngest. As you can see, even when kids can't quite keep the hearts straight, the artwork is still eye-catching.
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