Even as an adult, you probably know just how much fun bubble wrap is. If you’re anything like us, you have a hard time not popping all the bubbles yourself each time you receive a package in the mail. If you’ve ever handed the bubble wrap off to your kids to play with, however, then you know what a big hit it is for people of all ages!
It’s no surprise, then that bubble wrap also makes an awesome crafting tool. You can do more than just pop it, though! Check out these 15 unique things that you can make using bubble wrap in all types of ways.
1. Bubble wrap hop scotch
Okay, so we said we were going to outline craft ideas that involved more than just popping the bubbles on your bubble wrap, but we didn’t say that we wouldn’t include any popping activities! Sugar Bee Crafts suggests playing a classic game of hop scotch, but instead of drawing out your squares on the sidewalk with chalk, replace them with squares of bubble wrap that you’ve used a marker to write numbers on. Each time your kids hop on a number, they’ll get the added thrill of plastic bubbles popping under their feet!
2. Bubble wrap imprint painting
Painting with bubble wrap is like the opposite of stencilling. Instead of painting in the negative space to make a shape, you’re painting the raised portion of the bubble wrap and pressing it onto the paper to create an imprint. Kids will love watching their picture transfer from one thing to another! Check out how it’s done on Outnumbered 3 to 1.
3. Bubble wrap stomp art
This awesome bubble wrap painting idea from Lemon Lime Adventures is like a wacky combination of the first two suggestions on our list! Create some abstract art on a large piece of poster or packing paper by spraying on some coloured paint however you please, then letting your kids lay down some bubble wrap and jump on it to their heart’s content! The most they move about, the more unique colour combinations, shapes, and imprints their finished “canvas” will have.
4. Bubble wrap dinosaurs
In the Playroom suggests letting little kids do some bubble wrap imprint painting, just like in the previous flower idea, but then helping them cut their imprinted paper into fun shapes. Do your kids absolutely love dinosaurs? Help them draw and cut out some dinosaurs from the imprinted paper and then they’ll have patterned dinos ready to collage or draw around!