You will never look at bubble wrap the same again after doing this activity! And you will never throw it away again either! The next time you get a large wad of bubble wrap tossed into a package, save it!!! It will save you the next time you are stuck at home with your active toddler or preschooler!
You can of course paint with bubble wrap. But I find painting (other than watercolors) not always a great idea with an active toddler, especially when stuck indoors. I like to save painting messy activities for when I can go outside.
But you can easily set up a bubble wrap road for them to drive their trucks and cars or just themselves all over. It’s a super simple idea that your kids will enjoy!
How to Make a Bubble Wrap Road
Grab your bubble wrap sheet. You can use a long one like we did or smaller pieces taped together. You can even do this activity with the larger air bags you typically get from Amazon.
Tape down you bubble wrap using painters tape to keep it in place. Then use a black sharpie to draw the lines in a road all down the middle of the bubble wrap. TIP: Be sure to test the painters tape on your floors before taping the road down.
Next, invite your little one to take their cars or trucks and race them up and down the road!
Other ways to Play
You can add, other toy like fire stations, castles doll houses all along the road in order to create a bubble wrap neighbourhood!
You can even make your road straight like ours or add some turns and twists!