Thursday, 6 August 2015

Thursday with The Buddies - Pop Art

Who can resist bubble wrap, not us, that's for sure.
Ingredients needed - the buddies, paint, paper, sticky tape and bubble wrap.
Outside is a must too, unless you're happy to redecorate.
One buddy was eager for the foot wrapping, one very reluctant.
Once feet were covered, paint slathered on, we let them go, jumping, hopping, stamping and popping.
Giggles filled the garden.
Next we did hands, one hand covered and one free for the buddies to let loose themselves, filling their bubble wrapped mitten with colour.
They covered the paper vigorously to create louder and louder pops.
This was a physical activity, with the buddies enjoying the sensations of tickling ( from applying the paint ) joyful movement and the physics of applying pressure.
With the last piece of bubble wrap laid on the ground for them to paint with brushes, they both, having enjoying being loud and exuberant became contemplative, thinking carefully about colour choices, design and working independently, while having an unspoken agreement to meet in the middle of the bubble wrap.
Paper was placed on their designs and both enjoyed a final jump to pop the last of the bubbles.
This was a fun hour, with minimal assistance from us, after the initial wrap and taping of the feet and the first application of paint, the buddies took control.
Have to hand, bowl of warm, soapy water ( or garden hose ) and towel for clean up operation.


Cheryl said...

What a great idea. I bet it was fun. They really did achieve interesting paint effects. They look pretty good hanging from the washing line.

mamasmercantile said...

What a great idea, I am going to do that with the grandchildren next time I have a little visitor. Looks like great fun.

Dotty said...

How cool is that!!! I'd love to do that even at 47years old:D