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March 8, 2013

Bubble Wrap Printed Rainbows

Spring is on the horizon in our part of the World. We've had lots of rain the last couple weeks and it has made me ever so excited for the new season to come. With the excitement for Spring, we made some bubble wrap printed rainbows this week. They are so easy to make.

You simply cut a sheet of bubble wrap and paint it like a rainbow. Then carefully lay a sheet of cardstock paper on top of it and rub around the entire paper firmly so the paint adheres. Peel the bubble wrap off the paper carefully so as to not smear the colors.

For my toddler we painted rainbow stripes instead of the traditional rainbow shape.

I printed this one on a blue sheet of cardstock to look like sky, and I cut out white clouds to attach to the bottoms of the rainbow. Such a bright and cheery craft!

It was so much fun letting my toddler just experiment with all the different colors on the bubble wrap. We ended up with lots of colorful prints.

After playing with the bubble wrap I also let my daughter experiment more with the colors by painting her own picture. It was so neat to see that when she was finished with her picture, there was a definite favorite color: purple.  :)

This craft also went along great with a book we picked up at the library this week for St. Patrick's Day.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover by Lucille Colandro
The lovely old lady has returned just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Now she's swallowing colorful items to make the perfect rainbow to hide a pot of gold. I always get nervous about this series because of the whole dying thing, but in this version the old lady does not die. At the end of the story she basically "throws up a rainbow" as my 6yr old put it. Haha!


Jae (PInay Homeschooler) said... Best Blogger Tips

So beautiful! Great idea :) Hope it's okay if I borrow your idea. Thanks for sharing!

Betsy said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooh, I like this! What a wonderful, simple idea!

Rachel Kaylynn said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute! I love bubble wrap prints!

Amanda Vasquez said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cool Rachel!!!