Create beautiful under the sea art with bubble wrap in this bubble wrap sea turtle craft! A great way to up-cycle bubble wrap!
Paint Crafts with Kids
I love crafting with bubble wrap! Its super accessible (comes for free in many packages) and its a lot of fun to play with. I mean who can resist popping those bubbles!! Since there is printing with paint involved in this activity, it can get messy, so make sure to protect your table accordingly as well your child’s clothing.
How to Make A Bubble Wrap Sea Turtle Craft
Grab your white card stock and bubble wrap. If you have a small piece of bubble wrap, you can print it multiple times on the white card stock in order to cover the entire page with blue waves. Print the painted bubble wrap beside each other on the page.
If you have a larger piece of bubble wrap (ie. the same size as your white card stock) you can just do one print.
First, paint your bubble wrap with waves in different shades of blue. I added white for two waves but if I were to do it again I would replace the white with a different shade of blue.
You don’t want the paint to dry on the bubble wrap so let your little one add a generous amount of paint so that it doesn’t dry to quickly. Immediately after painting the waves, pick up the bubble wrap and carefully print it on the white card stock.
This part can be a bit tricky. Your little one may need help. Remind your little one that it doesn’t need to be perfect (I hate the idea of kids thinking that their art needs to be perfect or look a certain way to be considered good.) If it takes them a few tries to get the bubble wrap on their page, thats ok because waves in the ocean are not perfect either!
Let the bubble wrap print dry. Meanwhile cut out a few sea turtle silhouettes. I used four but you can use as many as your little wants! Find the free sea turtle download below in the Supplies section. You will need to cut these out for your preschooler or kindergartener.
Use glue to secure the sea turtle silhouettes to the page.
Display your art work!