Pop! Pop! Pop!

Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day! I appreciate Bubble Wrap cushioning material because it’s great for creating really neat printmaking projects!  But how did Bubble Wrap come to be? Apparently it started as a wall covering with insulation properties created by Alfred W. Fielding and Marc Chavannes in 1957. The wall covering was never a big hit, but Bubble Wrap definitely became popular as a packaging material.

How can you celebrate Bubble Wrap? Try this neat shape-themed process art with your students!



This simple process art results in a lovely masterpiece that looks terrific displayed in the classroom. Cut a 4″ x 4″ square of Bubble Wrap cushioning material. Paint the square as desired. Then press the square on a sheet of paper. Remove the square. Repeat the process two or three times. Notice that the bubbles in the cushioning material are circles and the shape of the material is cut into a square.



2 thoughts on “Pop! Pop! Pop!

  1. I love bubble wrap. My mentor teacher and l used it to help us simulate bullets being fired in the war. We made a battle ground with the tables, chairs, and desks in the classroom to represent the trenches where the soldiers hid. This was one of our best history alive presentation

  2. My class loves using bubble wrap to make prints, from apples in September, to corn in November, and Christmas trees in December!

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