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Painting Technique: Bubble Wrap Printing

Next time you get a parcel, don’t throw the bubble wrap away! :)
I tried bubble wrap printing for the first time and discovered it’s amazing, I love it! You should definitely give it a go. It is ideal to create a quick and awesome looking picture. The bubble wrap gives the print such a nice structure and doesn’t take long to create.
I found younger children need quite a lot of support, but children 4+ should do just fine on their own.

Needed items:

  • bubble wrap
  • paint
  • paper
  • scissors
  • paintbrush


Step 1:
Cut out of the bubble wrap the shape you would like to print. Since Easter is coming up soon, I decided to print Easter eggs. If you would like to do the same, then feel free to print my template out. Just a heads up, bubble wrap isn’t very easy to cut nice shapes out of. I would advice to choose simpler shapes and nothing too detailed.



Step 2:
I found the easiest way to apply paint on the bubble wrap is by using a paintbrush. There is no limit to your imagination. You can paint any pattern you like on the bubble wrap. I used acrylic paints, but I’m sure this printing technique works with most paints.



Step 3:
After you finished painting the bubble wrap, print it carefully onto your paper. Gently press down on it, to make sure every bit of your painted bubble wrap touches the paper. Now just peel it off. Your print is finished!
Now just paint and print and paint and print to your hearts content.


Step4 (optional):
If you would like to recreate my Easter eggs then you will need glue and some ribbon that fits to the colors of your paint, that you used to print with. Cut out the eggs, apply glue and then place the ribbon on the top and stick another egg onto it. Your Easter egg is complete and is ready to be hung up as a decoration.

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