Bubble Wrap Paintings
This will be short and sweet! Every friday morning I go and teach two mommy & me art classes. This week both classes did bubble wrap paintings with cool colors (and no... they were not totaly cool or awesome colors, but blues and greens.) Even with the little ones we are working on some basic art terminology and even a little color theory. I describe cool colors as water or ice colors and warm colors as fire colors and use the two descriptions while we work. This is such a fun project to do with two years old and up. All the moms helped paint on the bubble wrap and together they flip it over onto the paper... tap, tap, tap and then pull back to see the imprint. The first time the kids pull it back, each child got really big eyes of surprise and usually a big smile. It's a little messy and most of my moms had more paint on them than the kids, but a lot of fun! This project can grow and change with the child for a few years, browns and greens could make a turtle to be cut out, different size bubble wrap could be used, or like the ones we did today will be our backdrop for the fish we color, cut and glue next week. I will post pictures next week of this great kid project. I didn't have my camera with me today. Have a great weekend and I hope you do something creative!
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