Playful Crafters: Bubble Stomp Painting

Stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp
This post is part two of my Playful Crafters series. This summer, I did a three-part-art for toddlers (15-24 months) program at the library.

For this session, we did Bubble Stomp Painting!

Supplies
-Bubble Wrap Tubing (Uline) – I used tubing so I could make little “booties” for the kids to wear on their feet. I decided this would be the easiest way to accommodate the most amount of feet!
-Large tarps – we just had some laying around from our sensory storytimes
-Duct tape, packing tape
-Washable paint in your preferred colors
-Sponge brushes
-Heavy White Construction Paper
-Black Felt-Tip markers (For writing their names)

The Nitty-Gritty Details of the Craft
Once you have your bubble wrap tubing, you have to cut it to make it into booties. I cut one 100′ roll into 10″ sections.  From those sections I made the booties by folding up end and taping it closed.  I just used regular packing tape.  Note: it did come loose when we were stomping.  However, I don’t think staples are a better idea.

The day of your program you will need to tape down your tarps and our out your paint, but cutting up the bubble wrap booties was all the prep this program required.  It was a blast! Some of the children didn’t want to wear the booties on their feet, so they wore them as mittens, which worked just fine.  I do have some children who attend with sensory issues, but they enjoyed the craft just fine.

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To get the children and their caregivers ready for stomping, I sang Wake up Feet and played Jim Gill’s “The Tempo Marches On” (from Jim Gill sings Do Re Mi on his Toe Leg Knee CD).

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For more pictures, visit our Flickr album for this program.

Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy! Give it a try at your library, school or home!

Check back next Saturday, November 14, for post number three of Playful Crafters, this time on musical shakers!

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