How to Make A Bubble Wrap Road

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Bubble wrap road is a fun and easy activity for toddlers, preschoolers or any car and truck fan! It makes a wonderful way to keep an active toddler busy at home and to up cycle bubble wrap!

How to Make A Bubble Wrap Road

Bubble Wrap

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!

How to Make A Bubble Wrap Road

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.

How to Make A Bubble Wrap Road

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.

How to Make A Bubble Wrap Road

Next, invite your little one to take their cars or trucks and race them up and down the road!

How to Make A Bubble Wrap 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!

How to Make A Bubble Wrap Road

You can even make your road straight like ours or add some turns and twists!

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 18 months and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 8 year old.

Mess Level

This is a mess level is low.

Difficulty to Create


Skills Developed in Bubble Wrap Road

Gross motor skills, sensory play, language development, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Supplies for Bubble Wrap Road

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  • Bubble wrap
  • Painters tape
  • Black sharpie
  • Toy cars and trucks

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