When I recently discovered the contents of a parcel protected in bubble wrap my first thought was, “Oooh, this could be fun!’ Then I thought about using it as the surface for some tabletop finger painting and I thought, “Oooh, this could be lots of fun!!”
And it was! I took one of our low play tables outside and taped the long strips of bubble wrap to the tabletop with masking tape. I then squirted some child friendly acrylic paints (we use Crayola Washable Paint) on top and AJ was straight in – mixing the paints with her hands…
…and looking for unpainted surfaces to create hand prints on. She loved rubbing her hands in the paint and then banging them on the table
There was also lots of exploration with fingertips, feeling the paint and feeling the knobbly surface of the bubble wrap.
AJ explored the paint and the fun, bumpy, bubbly surface for ages. And when it came time to clean up, I had a wet cloth ready for wiping off hands and the table was a cinch – all I had to do was take off the bubble wrap!
Do you have any fun ideas for playing with bubble wrap?