Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bubble Valentines

An easy and fun Valentine activity-

I cut bubble wrap into 4X4 inch squares (or about that size).
I put red, white and pink paint on a paper plate.
I cut a bunch of black hearts from construction paper.
I showed Q how to dip the bubble wrap (bubble side down) in the paint and press onto the hearts.

The paint colors mixed up eventually, and on some hearts she "swirled" more than "pressed" and after a while she just took to fingerpainting them without using the bubble wrap at all, but the end result was a big stack of pretty hearts that we used for Valentines. They could be made into a garland, taped in a window, or all sorts of other pretty uses! Just a little twist on regular painting that turned out to be a lot of fun!

No bubble wrap? What other textures can you use? Wadded up plastic bag? Crumpled paper? Foil smashed together?

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