This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies. As always, all opinions are my own. My kids love the 4th of July. We attend a local parade, have a cookout, swim and gather with friends to watch fireworks. To help celebrate the season, we also love to do patriotic crafts. This Patriotic Painting with Bubble Wrap is a fun way to celebrate the 4th while experimenting with paint and play. It is also a great way to use all that bubble wrap you get whenever you receive a package. When you are done with this activity, try our Bubble Wrap Sheep Craft.!
Anytime, you mix kids with paint, you get a mess. It's just the nature of kids. Sometimes this might keep you from doing a messy craft. I have friends who steer clear of any projects involving kids and paint because they don't want to deal with the clean up. But my secret for easy clean up is Huggies® Wipes.
Huggies® Wipes can be found at your local store sold in an assortment of fun designs! Whether you like florals or have more traditional taste, there is a package for you. Our family uses them for just about everything – meal-time, play-time and even when we are out on the go.
Patriotic Painting with Bubble Wrap
You will need:
- Easel paper
- Red, white and blue tempera paint
- Paint brush
- Paper plate
- Bubble wrap
- Huggies® Wipes
We taped a length of easel paper to the floor. The size you use will depend on the amount of space you have. I think a really long length of easel paper would be fun because it really gives kids space to move around.
Now it is time to make some bubble wrap boots. I used 12 inch by 12 inch squares of bubble wrap and simply taped them around my daughter's feet to make boots.
I squirted some red, white and blue paint onto a paper plate and used that as a paint palette. I was sure to have Huggies® Wipes on hand to clean up any paint I got on my hands.
I then used a paintbrush to paint red, white and blue stripes on the bottom of the bubble wrap boots. I think this would be tricky for kids to do on their own, but it is easy for an adult.
My daughter thought it tickled as I painted the bottom of her boots.
Finally, it was time to do some patriotic painting with bubble wrap!
My daughter ran, jumped and skipped across the paper leaving a trail of patriotic fun behind her.
Afterwards, she removed her bubble wrap boots. This left quite a mess on her hands.
We noticed that some paint had gotten on the floor too. Normally, this would have been a big inconvenience, but Huggies® Wipes did a fantastic job removing the paint from our wood floors. They are so helpful to have around since Kids Outgrow Diapers, Not Messes™.
It worked great on hands too!
We were really pleased with the colorful results.
But patriotic painting with bubble wrap isn't really about the end result. It is about the process. It is about being creative and making art in a different way. We were able to really let go and have fun with this messy art activity because of Huggies® Wipes. Since I knew they could handle any mess we made, I was excited about the project rather than dreading the clean up.
We can’t wait to paint with color for our next celebrated holiday. It really gets the kids in the holiday spirit and keeps them busy all at the same time! What’s your family’s favorite holiday?
If you liked this messy kids craft, you'll love our Rainbow Handprint Flower Pot.
Painted or not, I always enjoy popping bubble wraps.
Oh this looks so fun! You get to have fun painting but you also get to enjoy popping the bubble wrap while you do! Brilliant!
My kids are big fans of bubble wrap! This would be a hit in my house with my oldest who loves the USA too. Great idea.
Very cool, I bet the kids had a blast. I would even enjoy painting with bubble wrap slippers!
what a creative way to paint. really love artworks.
What a lovely idea, the only thing I like to do with bubble wrap outside wrapping items is popping the balloons now I see another fun way
Aww what a fun idea for all kids! I love this! I bet it's great for keeping them busy for a while too - especially if its nice out and you can take the mess outside haha!
Omg cutest craft ever!!!! My daughter loves paint, and she's always stealing the bubble wrap out of my packages! She would love this!
That is so awesome. My kids would love to paint like that!
That looked like a lot of fun. I am sure the kids really appreciated being a part of the patriotic activities. And the creation was a masterpiece!
How creative and fun! This is something the twins will enjoy doing. They love playing with paint!
How cute! I love the idea of the popping of bubble wrap under your feet like this as you paint.
Such a fun idea. my kids would love it and end up making a huge mess but it would be so worth it! so much fun. we love buggies too!
This is a really neat way to paint. Great idea! The finished picture is really cute.
We've painted with lots of things before, but never with bubble wrap. You definitely need Huggies wipes when doing crafts like this with kids. Mine could get paint everywhere.
That looks like a super fun and creative way to have fun with kids. I personally love to pop bubble wrap, but painting with it sounds fun!