There are some things we do once and there are some things we do over and over. Collage with contact paper is one activity that never seems to fail.
I keep a box of cut-up paper for collage, this makes it easy to set up a quick collage activity. When the kids are painting I will often sit down with them and paint too. Most of the time I end up using their leftover paint. I save my paintings and cut them up. I also cut up some of Boo's paintings – she is so prolific she does not notice if a few go missing. I never cut up Cakey's paintings. She gets mightily offended if she finds them in the collage box.
|The windows need cleaning, sigh!|
If you haven't tried this before, collage with contact paper is easy. Stick the contact paper with the sticky side facing out to a window or wall with sticky tape. Supply a container of cut-up paper or straws or pom poms or bottle tops or whatever you have. Until recently, Boo would stick things on and then pull them off until the contact paper had lost all stickiness.
Cakey is an old hand at this, she had filled her contact paper within minutes. She wanted to fill the gaps between the square pieces of patterned paper. I cut up some strips of pink tissue paper and she created a very nice stained glass effect.
|Boo's sticky contact collage|
|Cakey's sticky contact collage with a stained glass effect|
We love to use all sorts of materials for contact paper collages, you can read more here. You can also find more ideas for using sticky contact paper at Learn with Play @ home.
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