This bubble wrap printed Earth craft is perfect for Earth Day or if you are looking at the solar system and space with your kids. We got a parcel wrapped in bubble wrap over the weekend and as we can’t recycle bubble wrap round here I thought it would be good to at least try and get another use out of it before it goes in the bin! There’s a little bit more thinking that goes into it that might be obvious straight away but it’s a great craft for doing with different age groups too.
Bubble Wrap Earth Craft Materials
Let’s make it!
To make your bubble wrap printed Earth you will need to paint your picture of Earth onto the bubble side of your bubble wrap. Because you are printing with this everything will need to be done in reverse. For older kids there’s therefore a bit of a challenge in this if you want them to try and make their Earth craft actually look like our planet they’ll need to try and paint the continents in reverse (pretty tricky!) while younger kids will be fine with just painting the bubble wrap blue and green – a nice alternative to just painting on paper.
If you want to make sure that your printing covers your paper plate properly then you could also place your paper plate under the bubble wrap while you paint to ensure that you cover the right sized area.
Once you are happy with your painting then place your painted bubble wrap down onto your paper plate – I printed onto the underneath of the paper plate as this makes it more three dimensional and Earth shaped. Carefully press down all over the plate and then peel it back off to see your printing!
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Want more ideas? Why not make these fun stained glass Earth suncatchers that are perfect for fine motor skills too!
Or get a second use out of a clean ziplock bag with this mess free Earth Day sensory play