Over here at Crafty Kids at Home our favourite junk material to make and create with is Bubble Wrap. And we love to explore new ways of using it in our arts and crafts activities.
Painting and printing with bubble wrap is our current favorite and we had fun turning our recent Rainbow Bubble Wrap prints into colorful Bubble Wrap Flower Collages. These would look adorable on the front of a Mother’s Day or Spring themed DIY greetings card or just hang them up on your wall and sit back back and enjoy your child’s masterpiece.
Bubble Wrap Flower Craft
- Bubble Wrap
- Selection of brightly coloured paints
Bubble Wrap Paint and Print
I cut out squares of bubble wrap and laid these out along with paint in all the colors of the rainbow.
My kids then got stuck in painting the sheets of bubble wrap with the different colored paints and happily printed them over large sheets of white paper. We soon had a big pile of painted sheets in all the colors of the rainbow ready to use to make our colorful flower petals.
Once all of the lovely bubbly prints had completely dried out, we cut out petal shapes and flower stems ready to add to our tray of buttons and pom-poms. I then added on some glue and we were ready to create our flower collages.
How to make a Bubble Wrap Flower Collage
My kids didn’t need much direction in what to do next. They happily picked through the supplies and choose what they wanted to use to create their own flower pictures.
I love to give my children as much freedom as possible during our activities to explore the materials and to use them as they see fit. This is so good for their confidence, self esteem and their individual creativity. I will ofcourse step in if they require assistance and there is always the odd battle over the supplies to referee, but then then is all part of learning to work with and respect other people..
They were all more than happy with their floral creations by the end of the session.