Fall Corn Bubble Wrap Painting

  • Art & Art History
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 4-5
  • All Ages

Use bubble wrap to create a fun texture and design, like this Indian Corn Wall Décor piece for Fall!


  • 25 Pack Assorted Paint Brushes
  • Hemp Cord
  • Acrylic Paint Jars, 24 Assorted colors
  • Large Cardboard Tube
  • Masking Tape
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Paper Bag
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • White Card stock
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Step 1. Gather your supplies.



Step 2.


Download our free printable by clicking the “template” button on this page. Print onto card stock.


Step 3.


Wrap bubble wrap once around the cardboard tube. Tip: bubble wrap with the smaller bubbles works best for this craft.


Step 4.


Trim any access bubble wrap and tape at only the ends to secure the bubble wrap.


Step 5.


Paint all around the bubble wrap tube. Use lots of different colors, including yellow, brown, orange, red and purple.


Step 6.


Gently place the painted tube longways on your template. Apply a little pressure and roll the tube across the paper. The paint will transfer to the template and make the kernels of the corn. If some areas don’t have enough paint, you can gently roll the tube backwards to fill in the areas. Let Dry.


Step 7.


Cut out the pieces of corn.


Step 8.


Rip the paper bag into long narrow strips, about 3” wide.


Step 9.


Crumple up the strips into small pieces.


Step 10.


Put the 3 corn pieces together in a group, so that the pieces slightly overlap at the top.


Step 11.


Slightly flatten out the paper strips and staple to the top of the corn to make the husks.


Step 12. 


Wrap tan hemp cord around the top of the corn and tie into a bow.  Hang on your front door or wall.


The art world is bubbling with creative styles and techniques — explore pointillism and pop art while creating this a-maize-ing corn craft!

  • The Point of Art: Dots, like the ones in this bubble wrap craft, help to mix colors and ultimately create patterns or shapes. As you step away from the painting, the full image forms because the dots blend together. Introduce your students to George Seurat, the artist who invented the dot-art method, called pointillism — his most famous work is A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.
  • Bubbling With Inspiration: Art techniques like pointillism take lots of practice! If your students enjoy this bubble wrap project, ask them what other household materials they could use to make dot art. Once they collect a few household items — like cotton swabs, poms, or corks — have them create more pointillism art!

This craft project really makes things POP! Artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein started the Popular Art movement in the 1950’s — where they incorporated ordinary objects, like soup cans or road signs, into their works using bright colors and fun textures. Today, people create pop art to capture current events and culture — take a virtual tour of the Tate Museum to look at some well-known pop art pieces!