Yesterday my little girl got to experience “sticky paper” for the first time when she made an art project. Of course, she didn’t really know that she was making art at the time.
In case you are wondering, “sticky paper” is really just Contact paper, but I thought it would be easier for my daughter to understand what it was if I used the word “sticky”.
I turned her creation into a Christmas tree that is now on her window right at her eye level. She was fascinated with the process of making it and now is enjoying the end result.
If you would like to have your toddler make a Christmas tree suncatcher as well, here is what you will need.
- Clear Contact Paper
- Green, Red, & Yellow Paper Scraps
- Painter’s Tape
1. Cut a piece of Contact paper and peel off the paper backing. Use the painters tape to tape it to a table with the sticky side up.
2. Tear, or have your toddler help you tear, the green, red, and yellow paper into small pieces.
3. Talk about how sticky the paper is and let him or her touch the Contact paper. Show your toddler how to put the torn paper onto the Contact paper.
3. Let your toddler put paper on the Contact paper for as long as it holds his or her interest.
My little girl kept saying “WOW!” every time she put a piece of paper down and she even clapped for herself.
4. When your little one is finished place another piece of contact paper on top of the torn paper, sticky side down.
5. Either trace or freehand a Christmas tree shape and cut it out.
6. Use transparent tape to adhere it to a window.
This was a fun activity for my little girl. I am going to have to try putting some Contact paper on a wall and let her have fun with it. I have seen some really neat ideas floating around that I think she will enjoy.