10 Super Fun Crafts to Make with Bubble Wrap

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Bubble wrap can be used for more than just packing and popping! Here are 10 fun crafts to make with bubble wrap for Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

You unleash your inner child as you get to pop to your heart’s content, but aside from this fun activity, the obvious use for bubble wrap is to protect goods. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some innovative ways you can get the most from this poppable, transparent plastic material:

What is Bubble Wrap?

Bubble wrap is a pliable transparent plastic material used for packing fragile items

Is Bubble Wrap Recyclable? 

Bubble wrap can be recycled alongside other plastic films, like plastic bags, at designated recycling bins.

What is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day?

Whether you’re packing boxes for moving or using them to protect a gift for someone you love, bubble wrap is almost always a temporary distraction. We’ve all been caught popping bubble wrap! Did you know that the last Monday in January is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day? So this January, you don’t have to feel ashamed or guilty that you should be doing something more useful – this day is all about popping your bubbles proudly!

What can you do with old bubble wrap?

Not only is Bubble Wrap a versatile packing product, but it is also a fun craft or sensory material. Here are 10 crafts to make with bubble wrap this week with the kids!

Bubble wrap can be used for more than just packing and popping! Here are 10 fun crafts to make with bubble wrap for Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

10 Super Fun Crafts to Make with Bubble Wrap

1. Bubble Wrap Paper Painting

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Check out this simple yet fun activity for the entire family from the Art Bar Blog.  Once done, the paper can be used as personalized gift wrap or you can simply frame and hang on the walls as homemade art.

It can be used to paint the background too –

Paper Weaving Seahorse Craft for Kids

Learn about an amazing sea creature with this paper weaving seahorse craft for kids! Includes multiple techniques of cutting, printing and weaving.

2.  Bubble Wrap Print Paper plate Snake Craft

If you’re looking for an afternoon activity for the kiddies, check out Crafty Morning and her crazy snake plates. To make, simply raid the craft drawer for a few essentials (rolling pin, scissors, googly eyes, ribbon, glue), get your bubble wrap ready, and get rolling!

3. Make a Bubble Wrap Runway Craft

Next time you get bubble wrap — tape it down to the floor for a fun runway! This fun craft from Hands On As We Grow makes for a great indoor activity during rainy days. Simple play at its best!

4. DIY Bubble Wrap Travel Game

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Long car journeys with the kids can be painful, to say the least, but a fun travel game can make all the difference. Bubble wrap is the star of this easy tutorial from Apartment Therapy and beating back-seat boredom is the aim of the game!

5. Make Bubble Wrap Salt Dough Heart Decorations

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Check out this quirky idea of adding some bubble wrap printing over the top of Salt Dough Ornaments. A fun and fabulous craft from Red Ted Art just in time for Valentine’s day next month – a simple step makes a huge difference in texture!

6. Process Art – Bubble Wrap Stomp Painting

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Baby Bubble Wrap Art is a fantastic sensory activity suitable for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. They will adore exploring the texture and colors, Vicky from Mess for Less shares a great gross Motor Fun activity with Bubble Wrap. Fun and giggles guaranteed as the kids go stomp stomp stomp on this one..!

7.  Finger Dexterity Exercise Game

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This finger dexterity exercise from Sugar Aunts is a great way to “warm-up” the hands before a handwriting or typing task for older children.   A dexterity exercise like this one is a fun way to play and get those muscles of the hand moving and strengthened in order to improve endurance and positioning.
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In this alphabet activity from Kids Play Box, plain old bubble wrap and permanent markers make for an hour-long alphabet popping fun. Going by the addictive nature of the activity, it’s likely to be more than an hour!

9. Bubble Wrap Starfish Craft

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This is a simple yet classy craft from No Time for Flash Cards that uses just bubble wrap and an up-cycled shopping bag to create a cute starfish. This one will keep the little champs busy for a while!

10.  Bubble Wrap Sheep Craft

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A cute little Sheep Craft from Crafty Morning that is unbelievably easy! You can either paint the actual bubble wrap or stamp it onto a dark-colored piece of paper – perfect for spring!
Or cut strips & use it to 

Make a Paper Plate Octopus 

Paper plate octopus craft is an exciting way to learn about ocean creatures while brushing up on some scissor cutting and other fine motor skills. 

So the next time you open a package and find a set of BIG bubble wrap, try your best not to embark on a popping marathon. Collect it and fill up a boring weekend with some of these fun activities! Have you ever used bubble wrap for something other than popping? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Bubble wrap can be used for more than just packing and popping! Here are 10 fun crafts to make with bubble wrap for Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

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