Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bubble Wrap Prints

 

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Who can resist bubble wrap?

 

It is best to allow children to feel and play with the bubble wrap before they start lifting prints. It is a great way to introduce the concept of print making .

 

 

Materials:

Large trash bag

Bubble wrap

BioColor paints

Styrofoam

Faux leather material

 

 

Preparation:

Cover the entire light table with a garbage bag. I prefer  to tape the ends down with masking tape.

Cut some Styrofoam sheets to the desired size. Cover each of them with  faux leather. Tape faux leather with masking tape.

Cut a piece of bubble wrap and tape it on the covered light table. Bubbly side up. 

 

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Process

 

Allow the children to squirt some paint on the bubble wrap.

Give  them the responsibility and independence on deciding how much paint to squeeze and which color to choose.

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When the bubble wrap is covered with paint, encourage the child to press the Styrofoam onto the bubble wrap.

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A light pressure is best.

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Lift the Styrofoam from the bubble wrap and discover the colorful prints you’ve created.

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Be amazed at the multi- colored prints.

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When bubble wrap becomes dry or gray in color, simply squirt more paint and begin again.

5 comments:

  1. So beautiful! You always inspire me to look at the art my children do through new eyes. Thank you for the way you share your artful eye with me!

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  2. I am so excited to put our new light table to good use with this art experience! What a great way to appeal to so many senses!

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  3. Very creative and wonderful to do with children.

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