Before using the cylinders I had added some bubblewrap to the ends and taped so that the rolls could be used in a different way.
Tara finally discovered this and began stamping all over the place…she was very impressed with the circle prints she made!
Stamping allowed different hand muscles to be used than when painting with a brush and rolling so it was a lovely extension to the activity.
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What a great idea and I love how you adapted it for your SPD twin. My SPD boy would be in hevean and am sure would be using the bubble wrap covered in paint to rub all over him. Off to pin.
Eva - The Multitasking Mummy says
I’m off to ask my husband to bring these materials home tomorrow! Fab idea!
Be A Fun Mum says
Cool! I think this could work with doing our own wrapping paper!
Kate Gribble says
We love large bubble wrap painting too. Yours looks like a glorious sunny day for painting outside 🙂 I seem to hoard bubble wrap just for painting 🙂
Lesley @ baby play says
What a great collection of ideas this week and of course you know I love your bubble wrap idea.
Ooh painting with bubble wrap is so fun, but it’s so lovely to see you following your girl’s lead and letting her explore in the way she feels most comfortable. What lucky kids they are to have you as their mum!
Rez P says
Looks like awesome fun
I was going to suggest home made wrapping paper too 🙂
Jay @ Learning to play and playing to learn says
Oh who doesn’t love bubble wrap. Weird question, does it pop just as good after it is all painted? I am so scungie I would hate to ‘waste’ the bubble wrap and miss the popping ability
Danya atDanyaBanya says
Lots of messy play! And the upside down pit makes a great large table! I hadn’t thought of that.
What a great idea! It reminds me a little of the papers Eric Carle makes to use in his books.
Kate Lloyd says
Love this and have pinned it many times. Great work.
Bekka Joy says
I really love the patterns that bubble wrap make… I’ve saved it many times… will have to get it out this week for Miss Daisy to explore! 🙂 And perhaps now that it’s so wonderful outside we’ll follow suit and paint outside so li’l Peppa can join in too!
Kate Grono says
What a fun art idea. Printing is so much fun for kids, and it worked out well using a cardboard tube roller too.
Happy Whimsical Hearts says
This is great, love using bubble wrap and have a pile of it waiting for inspiration! Thanks Jode! Pinning
Coombe Mill says
A lovely messy play activity with such simple resources! I can see they had a lot of fun exploring and being creative, thanks for sharing with Country Kids.
I love finding different uses for packaging material. We’ve used bubble wrap for printing but I love your idea of combining it with a tube. Great fun!
Ness @ One Perfect Day says
Love bubble wrap! So many possibilities. Fab idea to add it to a tube for painting.
Deborah Alter-Rasche says
Love bubble wrap printing and I really like the idea of using it as a roller like that. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky says
Awesome fun! And great tips for kids with SPD. My Pebble isn’t diagnosed with SPD but I think she’s on the spectrum (if there is such a thing!).