Bubble Wrap Painting for Kids

Encourage creative thinking, problem-solving, and fine motor skills with this Bubble Wrap Painting for Kids. Don’t forget to add it to your next nature preschool theme.

collage of bubble wrap painting images with text: Bubble Wrap Process Art Painting for KidsJuly means learning about all things nature and our topics were Floating in Air, Flying in Air, Breathing in Air, Colors in Air, and Listening to Air. Our creative art for today was Bubble Wrap Painting for Kids and both the little guy and baby girl had a wonderful time experimenting with this “noisy air art.”

preschooler using bubble wrap to paint on white cardstockThere are many sounds we can hear in nature. We can sometimes hear the wind, birds chirping, or thunder during a storm. Some sounds are quiet and others are loud. 

preschooler stamping with bubble wrap on paperWhen was the last time that you hung out in nature with your little learners and just listened? What sounds do you hear when you go outside? This exercise is perfect for building communication skills. Grab a blanket and maybe even some nature journals and do your best to take it all in.

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preschooler's bubble wrap artThere’s something so amazing about spending time in nature with preschoolers. Not only are they extremely inquisitive, but they’re great at asking questions and making connections.

painted bubble wrap next to preschooler's bubble wrap process artBubble Wrap Painting

What you’ll need

  • Bubble Wrap
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Paper Plate

Here’s how to do it

Encourage the child to explore the bubble wrap and discuss what noise is made when a bubble pops. Invite him or her to dip the bubble wrap in paint and press it onto paper. Can the child press hard enough to pop more bubbles as he or she paints?

preschooler using bubble wrap to stamp on cardstockThis Bubble Wrap Painting activity was perfect for experimenting with air. After all, both the little guy and baby girl love to play with bubble wrap as I’m sure most little kids do.

preschooler's bubble wrap process art next to bubble wrap and paper plate containing paintWe of course took this painting for kids activity outside under our favorite tree. It’s a nice shady spot that’s great for sitting down together and creating.

preschooler's bubble wrap painting and supplies on trayIf you have quite a bit of bubble wrap, lay some out on the ground and give your little learners another wonderful sensory experience by encouraging them to walk over it.

preschooler using bubble wrap to add texture to white cardstockProcess art is lots of fun for preschoolers because the process is more important than the end result. Little learners love to explore new materials and mediums and bubble wrap is such a unique texture to experiment with.

preschooler making bubble wrap process art using tempera paintDon’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our EcoVenture theme from Experience Preschool!

collage of bubble wrap painting for kids images with text: Bubble Wrap Process Art for Preschoolers