Who doesn't love bubble wrap? My office is overflowing with it. I have stacks in multiple sizes which I've been saving each time we receive a package.
We've done bubble wrap printing before but the small and large bubbles prompted me to do it again, with a twist.
Miss Pea and I made bubble wrap paper and made use of it in collage.
We ended up incorporating the bubble wrap itself into some of our collages which added texture and depth.
For our collages we used white and coloured paper, paint, bubble wrap in multiple sizes, scissors and glue.
Firstly, I cut the bubble wrap to paper size
Miss Peas sponged paint onto the bubble wrap
We pressed bubble wrap down on a sheet of paper and pealed it back revealing a spotty pattern.
We repeated this process with three types of bubble wrap until we thought we had enough paper to work with.
The paint took about ten minutes to dry in the sun.
Then our favorite part began and we were able to start cutting and assembling our collages.
The bubble wrap itself is a beautiful object, especially when covered in paint so we started to use it in our collages as well. This extra element led to some creative ideas and added some interest to our collages.
Miss Pea created many fabulous pieces on her own, most of which she dismantled so she could use the paper again. It is all about the process for her, which is great!
We also made some collages together. I must admit I did get a little carried away and made a few on my own. Cutting and pasting is my idea of fun! I'm usually wary of doing artwork alongside Miss Pea incase I influence her work too much or make her feel that she isn't good enough. But this was lovely. It was nice to enjoy each others company while we created side by side.
Do you ever create alongside your children?