Monday, August 25, 2008

Ongoing Project: Contact Art

This is a great project for busy toddlers. Very easy and little mess involved.

What you need:
-Contact Paper
-Scissors
-Scrap paper, tissue paper, stickers, pom poms, etc
I cut out some pictures from magazines, used some goggly eyes and pieces of yarn.
-Masking tape

First cut up tissue paper, wrapping paper, magazines, construction paper, use whatever you have in your craft supplies. I used an empty wipe box to put them in.

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Next, find a low, blank spot of a wall. Cut a piece of contact paper (any size you want), tape it to the wall with the sticky side facing out.

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Let your little one explore the fun of 'sticky' and adhesive surfaces. Jacq stuck the papers and other objects all over the place.

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She didn't try to peel anything off except for the pom poms. So I don't think I'll use those next time.

Here is what it looked like when she was done. I am actually going to leave this up for a few days and keep the box on the floor so she can add to her masterpiece when she feels like it. When it is done I will add another piece of contact paper over it so I can save it.

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4 comments:

Jeff and Elise McGee said...

I love all of your craft ideas, I'm definitely going to have to steal some!

janna said...

I could stop mopping right now, that way when you visit Jacq could do this project on my floors.

amy said...

I hope you're submitting all these cool crafts to BBC for moolah! =D

Lisa_mommy2Two said...

I just 'found' your blog today! This is an awesome idea, I'm going to try this for sure!