Sunday, 16 October 2016

Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree

Autumn is such a pretty time of the year.  The changing colours of the Autumn leaves inspired this bubble wrap Autumn tree craft. Printing with bubble wrap is such a fun art process and simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy.  What's even better is that this simple tree craft can be used to enhance small world play. 
Bubble wrap and cardboard tube autumn tree craft for kids.  Toddlers and preschoolers will love this simple printing technique.

Take a look at all our Autumn crafts and activities




You will need:


  • Bubble wrap
  • Cardboard tubes (different sizes)
  • Elastic bands
  • Red, yellow and gold paint
  • Card (cut out in tree shapes)


Bubble wrap printing:


Before beginning the activity you will need to make a stamp to print with. Cut a piece of bubble wrap that is slightly bigger than the end of a cardboard tube and then use an elastic band to attach it to the tube.  

Squirt some red, yellow and gold paint onto a plate and use the stamp to print onto the card tree shapes. 


Bubble wrap and cardboard tube autumn tree craft for toddlers and preschoolers.  Kids will love this simple printing technique.

As you press the stamp down onto the card you should be left with lots of interesting patterns made by the bubble wrap. Harry and Daisy mixed the colours together on the plate which looked really effective.  Some of our trees were left so you could see the pattern from the bubble wrap and some of them has the paint swirled about on them with the stamp. 

Bubble wrap and cardboard tube autumn tree craft for toddlers and preschoolers.  Kids will love this simple printing technique.

The children both had lots of fun experimenting with the different patterns they could create.  Of course daisy had to have two stamps!

Bubble wrap and cardboard tube autumn tree craft for kids.  Toddlers and preschoolers will love this simple printing technique.




Autumn Tree Craft


Whilst the paint is drying cut up some cardboard tubes to make the trunks for the trees. Make two small cuts on each tube to slide the painted tree shapes into. We made our tree trunks a variety of sizes. 


Bubble wrap cardboard tube Autumn tree craft for kids. A fun process art activity for toddlers and preschoolers. A simple craft for enhancing small world play.

We added our Autumn trees to our Autumn nature collection.


Bubble wrap cardboard tube Autumn tree craft for kids. A fun process art activity for toddlers and preschoolers. A simple craft for enhancing small world play.

The trees are a perfect size to be used for small world play.  


Bubble wrap cardboard tube Autumn tree craft for kids. A fun process art activity for toddlers and preschoolers. A simple craft for enhancing small world play.

The children have loved setting up their own woodland of trees and it has already been visited by animals, dinosaurs and fairies!


Bubble wrap cardboard tube Autumn tree craft for kids. A fun process art activity for toddlers and preschoolers. A simple craft for enhancing small world play.


Harry: Age 5
Daisy: Age 2


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More bubble wrap process art inspiration:

No-Mess Baby Bubble Wrap Painting from Arty Crafty Kids 
Bubble Wrap Fish Thank You Cards from Play & Learn Every Day
Bubble wrap wall printing from Wee Warhols 
Bubble wrap autumn tree craft by Messy Little Monster 
Bubble Wrap Lichtenstein Art from Teach Beside Me 
Fused Bubble Wrap Snowflakes by Mum in the Mad House 
Sensory Stomp Painting with Bubble Wrap by Views From a Step Stool 

BUBBLE WRAP process art activities for kids. A fun art technique for children of all ages from toddlers and preschoolers to older kids.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for joining in with this months process art challenge.

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