Friday, December 27, 2013

Sticky Winter Collages

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It's officially winter.  However, living in the Canadian prairies, winter basically hits around Halloween, so we we feel like we have already been enjoying winter weather for a couple of months now.  So in the spirit of winter, here is a simple craft that's both toddler friendly and easy to make.

Easy winter craft for toddlers from And Next Comes L


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To prepare the craft, I cut the white craft foam into circles so that the boys could make snowmen.  I also cut some snowbanks out of the white craft foam.  I then taped two pieces of clear contact paper to the kitchen table, one for J and one for K, with the sticky side up.  Then I set out some foam snowflakes and markers for the boys to use as they wished.

J quickly assembled a winter wonderland, adding details like the facial features of the snowman with markers and coloring the snow orange.  Yes, orange.  Why not?

J's sticky winter collage from And Next Comes L

J coloring his sticky winter collage from And Next Comes L

K carefully decorated his contact paper and spent some time coloring the snow as well.

K working on his sticky winter collage from And Next Comes L

Coloring on the sticky winter collages from And Next Comes L

Until he got sidetracked by the stickiness of the contact paper, of course.  He giggled for quite a few minutes, watching his shirt stick to and unstick from the contact paper.

K exploring the sticky contact paper from And Next Comes L

One major plus to crafting with contact paper, is that objects can be repositioned, as K demonstrates below. 

K repositioning his artwork from And Next Comes L

Once the boys were happy with their collage, I taped them up on our living room window.  You can see it's hanging next to J's beautiful washi tape art.

J and K admiring their winter collages from And Next Comes L

And I love the silhouette of their winter scenes on the window.  So pretty!

Sticky Winter Collages - an easy winter craft for toddlers from And Next Comes L

You can see all of our other winter activities here.

Sticky Winter Collages - an easy winter craft for toddlers from And Next Comes L
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