Simple Bubblewrap Christmas Cards made by kids

Nov 28, 2013

Are you following us on Pinterest?

We love making our own Christmas cards but it can get tricky coming up with new ideas that are simple enough for young children to be able to manage on their own. Here's a simple card that we made using a few recycled materials from around the house and a little bit of paint.



Materials: 

Paint, kitchen sponge, blank cards/folded cardboard, bubble-wrap, recycled cardboard, scissors, glue, paint brush, stickers (optional)


Directions: 

Cut a triangular, Christmas-Tree-shape out of your bubble wrap trying carefully not to cut through the inflated bubbles of air. Cut a slightly larger triangle of thick cardboard and stick the bubble wrap (bubble side up) to it. This is your Christmas tree stamp.


Cover your sponge with paint. Try mixing around the colours and putting different colours here and there.



Press your home-made stamp onto your stamp-pad and gently stamp it around to cover it all.


If there are spaces that aren't covered, use your paintbrush to dab with paint. As you can see here, our bubble wrap was quite old and had been used previously by the kids. I found it really hard to find a triangular space with full, inflated bubbles still. For a perfect finish, use new bubble wrap.


Carefully press down your bubble wrap stamp on to the outside of your blank card. Encourage children to gently press around all spaces of the stamp to transfer a clear print.


Revealing prints is such a delight each time! 




Even though our end results were not perfect, they were really made by kids and Maddie (aged 4), really enjoyed the process and the results. She was proud of her cards and I was proud of her.


When they are dry, finish them off with a little star sticker at the top (optional) and then they are ready to write your messages inside.



My toddler (just turned 2), had a go of one himself. If you move the stamp while it's pressed down, this is what you get :) Hey, it's a real 2-year-old made card. It got some extra sticker love.






Handy Tips:

- Simplify this activity by having the stamp made and ready for children to press into paint and print onto cards. Assist younger children in lifting the stamp away cleanly from the card. You could add a handle to your home-made stamp to assist them in doing this, by gluing a cork on the back.

- Extend this activity by having your child be responsible for making the stamp out of bubble wrap and cardboard. They can count along the bubbles of air to see how many in each row.

- Make perfect imprints by using a paint brush to individually paint each air bubble. You can paint each one different colours and make all kinds of fabulous patterns!

- Use this opportunity to talk with your child about the triangular shape of the tree, the colours you're using, the people you're making the cards for and other topics that may come up in the course of the experience. This is fabulous for language development and understanding.

- Write the inside of the cards together. Even if your child is pre-writing, involve them in the process and discuss the types of things included in Christmas cards together.

- We share more ideas and tips about making greeting cards with kids here



Happy playing,
Debs :)






Look where else we are. Are you following along? :)
New Here? Subscribe to get all activities sent directly to you
Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


42 comments:

  1. What a great idea for handmade cards! I love Noah's card too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely idea Debs! We had fun with bubble wrap painting recently so I know this would be a hit with Miss Daisy!

    ReplyDelete
  3. These are darling!
    Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

    ReplyDelete
  4. Many thanks for this post! I think I'm going to do this with my niece :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a cool idea!! Bubble wrap printing is so fun!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love what your 2 year and 4 year old did, they look PREFECT :) I think we have an awesome idea on what to do for Christmas card-making, thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. It's such a cute card, Debs and just amazing that your little ones made their own. x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Pesquisando algumas atividades para que os pequenos do berçário possam executar, achei a arte perfeita para fazer com os pequenos. Parabéns e obrigada por compartilhar!!

    ReplyDelete



  9. https://www.dnfl150.com/theking
    https://www.dnfl150.com/yes
    https://www.dnfl150.com/first
    https://www.dnfl150.com/sands
    https://www.dnfl150.com/joy
    https://www.dnfl150.com/royal
    https://www.dnfl150.com/starclub
    https://www.dnfl150.com/asian
    https://www.dnfl150.com/superman
    https://www.dnfl150.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very helpful information about Bubble wrap, Thank you for this useful information.
    packaging companies in uae

    ReplyDelete
  11. Looking for cylindrical printing machine ? Then we are the best for you, who suit your expectations. We have huge experience on this field. We are 100% dedicated to find you cheap cylindrical printing machine.
    You can buy cylindrical printing machine safely here and here are numberius clients buy cylindrical printing machine. We are provide only high perfomence machine only with always customers support.
    If you want to know more, Please check out here : https://autoprintmachine.com/ for more information.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Looking for unique sticker designs, and various thank you sticker templates ? Then we are the best for you, who suit your expectations. We have huge experience on this field. We are 100% dedicated to find you cheap top qulaity stickers designs for your business.
    You can buy unique sticker designs here and here are numberius clients buy our products. We are provide only high quality sticker designs for you with always customers support.
    We make excellent custom label roll wholesale and retail service, and according to the requirement of customers make custom label roll printing.
    If you want to know more, Please check out here - https://www.zigpac.com/making-a-phone-case-with-aesthetic-stickers.html for more information.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Involvement in such activities is essential for children to sharpen their brains, I would suggest Essay Writing Services and such activities rather than using digital and social media.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I liked the way you put together everything, there is certainly no need to go any further to look for any additional information. You mentioned each and everything that too with much of ease.
    Bubble Wrap in Dubai

    ReplyDelete
  15. Being a student is not easy, and the pressure keeps on increasing with every assignment and project that gets handed over to you. From writing research papers to essays, every assignment is long and lengthy and takes too much of your time. Simply search for cheap essay writing services UK and we will pop up, happy to be of service.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hey! Thanks for this wonderful post. A great content for getting the proper information regarding the subject. Thanks again for sharing such excellent information with us. We are the top adhesive tape manufacturers in UAE . Call us Now ! - +971 6 7672130

    ReplyDelete
  17. An obligation of appreciation is all together for the better than average blog. It was amazingly useful for me. I m playful I found this blog. Thankful to you for offering to us, I too reliably increase some new helpful learning from your post.

    스포츠토토
    바카라사이트
    파워볼 메이저사이트
    카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great article with excellent idea! I have bookmarked your site since this site contains important data in it. I am truly content with articles quality and introduction.


    사설토토
    온라인카지노
    파워볼
    온라인바카라

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great write-up, I am a big believer in commenting on blogs to inform the blog writers know that they've added something worthwhile to the world wide web!

    토토
    스포츠토토
    토토사이트
    먹튀검증

    ReplyDelete
  20. Everyone an extremely breathtaking chance to read from this blog. It is always so lovely and jam-packed with a great time. 파친코

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great Post for Beginner to understand. I finally found great post here. Thanks for information. Keep sharing more articles.

    슬롯머신777사이트

    ReplyDelete
  22. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great! 호텔카지노

    ReplyDelete
  24. It is very well written, and your points are well-expressed. I request you warmly, please, don’t ever stop writing. 포커게임

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thank you for sharing this useful article , and this design blog simple and user friendly regards.

    스포츠토토링크

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great web site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to several friends and also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks in your effort! 바카라사이트

    ReplyDelete
  27. It is quite beneficial, although think about the facts when it reaches this target.
    경마사이트

    magosucowep

    ReplyDelete
  28. I blog often and I truly appreciate your content.
    야설
    Feel free to visit my blog :
    야설

    ReplyDelete
  29. This website really has all of the info I needed concerning this subject 일본야동
    Feel free to visit my blog : 일본야동

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks For Sharing Such An Interesting Article, It Is Really Worthy To Read. I Have Subscribed To You And From Now On I'll Check Your Profile Daily For Interesting Stuffs.
    국산야동
    Feel free to visit my blog : 국산야동

    ReplyDelete
  31. I must thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this blog. I am hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts from you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my very own blog now ?? Thank you for the auspicious writeup.
    일본야동
    Feel free to visit my blog : 일본야동

    ReplyDelete
  32. Your article has proven useful to me. It’s very informative and you are obviously very knowledgeable in this area. You have opened my eyes to varying views on this topic with interesting and solid content.
    야설
    Feel free to visit my blog : 야설

    ReplyDelete
  33. Nice blog !!

    Find here the best manufacturers of adhesives in uae.

    ReplyDelete
  34. This is my very first time that I am visiting here and I’m truly pleasurable to see everything at one place. 온라인카지노

    ReplyDelete
  35. I do believe all the ideas you have introduced for your post.
    They're rеally convincing and can certainly work. 스포츠토토

    ReplyDelete
  36. I’m very pleased to discover this site. I want to to thank you for ones time for this particularly wonderful read!! I definitely savored every part of it and i also have you saved as a favorite to see new information on your blog. 메이저토토사이트

    ReplyDelete
  37. That's a really impressive new idea! 메이저놀이터 It touched me a lot. I would love to hear your opinion on my site. Please come to the site I run once and leave a comment. Thank you.


    ReplyDelete
  38. Nice Blog !!
    Find here the best manufactures of Adhesives in UAE

    ReplyDelete
  39. Your explanation is organized very easy to understand!!! I understood at once. Could you please post about 먹튀검증업체?? Please!!


    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to comment! I love reading them all.