crafts. At the weekend we purchased a new set of wine glasses. They came
wrapped in bubblewrap and were placed into a cardboard box for us to bring home
safely. Packaging materials are great to
re-use in kids arts and crafts activities and they provided the inspiration for our
Monday making session #makeitmonday.We have used bubblewrap a couple of times before. The first time we used it to create Jellyfish bodies and we have also used it to print legs onto our Octopus pictures. The kids really enjoyed painting and printing
with the bubble wrap when we made our Octopus pictures, but it was quite tricky
to handle as it got very slippy and messy very quickly. Seeing the bubble wrap together with the
cardboard from our wine glasses packaging gave me the idea of attaching the
bubble wrap to the cardboard to make it stronger and therefore much easier for the kids
the moment, so I had the idea to cut out different shapes using the bubblewrap
and then gluing these onto pieces of cardboard.
to cut, so make sure that this is done by an adult only with very sharp
scissors. To make this interesting for my Preschooler as well, we just used
the three primary colours, red, blue and yellow. We then experimented in mixing these together
and we came up with green, purple, orange and brown.
but then my Preschooler asked if we could print some onto the rest of the
cardboard to see what that looked like.
print our shape stamps onto. We tried
canvas, coloured paper and bubble wrap as well.
bubble wrap. I love the imagination of
my Preschooler. He often steers our
activities in new directions. I try to encourage this as much as possible as
it’s great for his confidence and he’s brilliant at coming up new ideas which I haven’t
thought of. Never underestimate the mind of a 4 year old!