Bubble wrap roller painting is a fun, unique painting idea for kids of all ages. And the results are awesome! We now have a huge supply of colourful, handmade wrapping paper!
I highly recommend doing this outside as it can get slightly messy, and remember to slip on your child’s Mud Mates first to protect their clothing.
What you’ll need for bubble wrap roller painting:
– rolling pin (we used the kids playdough one)
– bubble wrap
– washable paint in a variety of colours (of course you can use non-washable paint, at your own risk)
– a tray to put the paint on
Instructions for bubble wrap roller painting:
Cut the bubble wrap the width of the rolling pin and long enough to wrap right around.
Wrap the bubble wrap around the rolling pin (make sure you’ve got the bubbles facing out) and secure with some sellotape. I wrapped the sellotape back on itself to make double sided tape and stuck this to the underside before securing it.
Squirt the paint onto the tray in lines side by side. You can use as many colours as you like. Then get your child to roll the rolling pin through the paint and then onto the paper.
Keep rolling until all the paint is used up then replace the bubble wrap and begin again.
Master 5 and Miss 3 were delighted with the resulting pattern. And so was I! I’ve stashed their artwork away to use as wrapping paper. This activity is also a great way to practice colour recognition.