Bubble wrap is a ton of fun and it’s not just because of the popping. It is wonderful for arts and crafts. It has a great texture and makes a fun printmaking material. Next time you have bubble wrap, instead of popping it, try making one of these simple and pretty printed flowers.
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What you will need:
Green marker (optional)
Cut a piece of bubble wrap about the same size as your paper or canvas. Paint one of the raised circles on the bubble wrap in yellow or the color of your choice to represent the center of the flower. Then paint the six surrounding circles around it in another color for the flower’s petals.
Repeat this process around your bubble wrap. Make sure to leave a little space in between flowers. Make sure to use plenty of paint so that the bubble wrap is wet with paint. Do not dry brush.
Turn the bubble wrap over and press onto a piece of paper. Carefully press each flower to ensure that the paint transfers. My daughter popped some of hers as she went for a little added fun. You can choose to use plain white paper or a colored paper as your canvas. We used both.
Pull back your bubble wrap and admire your flowers. Use a marker or green paint to draw or paint in stems and grass. Add any other fun elements to your background.
Try different flower designs. Here is a dandelion that we made by painting a white circle with a brown circle in the middle. We painted a stem from the brown center all the way down and added a few fly-aways.
Try different shapes…
and layer your bubble wraps prints over each other like we did with these hydrangeas.
Create your own unique designs and have fun with it and don’t forget to pop your bubble wrap when your all done.
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