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Popping Bubble Wrap

Lots of people enjoy the satisfaction of popping bubble wrap. Even the virtual kind.  On one listing for a computer game  it’s called the ultimate time waster.  There are apps with popping bubble wrap games. Some people find it a stress reliever and like hearing the pop.  Lately I have been receiving packages with a different kind of plastic with air trapped inside and they aren’t nearly as fun, just half heartedly filled with air and don’t make a good POP! More of a fizzle.

You don’t have to explain the rules to this activity. Here’s Maura on Aunt Linda’s back porch, concentrating on the task.  A detailed post of various methods of popping bubble wrap has been published over at 1000 Awesome Things( #840) so check it out here. There’s a photo of someone jumping on a big sheet of it! And there are various size bubbles.

Maura was popping the bubbles one at a time and it was fascinating to watch her take her time.  It seems a skill that’s a natural one.  Pick it up. Squeeze. Pop!





and Jack has found another use for bubble wrap

14 responses

  1. Sue Reinfeld

    It can keep one busy for hours. It is harmless. Two good reasons to pop bubble wrap.


    August 31, 2012 at 12:28 am

  2. Jack is obviously the comedian of the two. 🙂 Maura’s look of concentration is priceless. Lovely post, Ruth. We’ve all done the bubble-wrap popping. 😆


    August 31, 2012 at 4:50 am

  3. Cj

    Loved this post. It was fun, and I feel less stressed. The pics are great, the play is even better. Have a good day today Ruth.


    August 31, 2012 at 4:55 am

  4. Kristin

    Kids love it. Our dogs are afraid of it. Great photos!


    August 31, 2012 at 6:48 am

  5. I loved twisting bubble wrap


    August 31, 2012 at 7:27 am

  6. Vincie

    Such beautiful children!


    August 31, 2012 at 8:40 am

  7. Maura sees bubble wrap and gets to work, methodically popping each bubble. Jack sees the same thing and uses it to become a Super Hero. Perhaps the rhyme about Little Girls and sugar & spice needs to be updated to include bubble wrap.


    August 31, 2012 at 9:09 am

  8. Love bubble wrap – irresistable! And great photos too Ruth


    August 31, 2012 at 10:48 am

  9. Toni

    Adorable!! Fun!!


    September 2, 2012 at 8:48 am

  10. Popping bubble wrap is a timeless activity. I like Jack’s application, too!


    September 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm

  11. I love popping bubble wrap. Around my house we fight over who will get it. Thanks for sharing.



    September 6, 2012 at 6:59 am

  12. I love popping bubble wraps too. When I was a kid, I can sit for hours just popping it. I don’t know what is with this bubble wrap that kids are hooked up with it. Even now I am older, I still love popping them.


    September 17, 2012 at 10:16 pm

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  14. Haha, I love popping them, too!


    December 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm

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