Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sticky Window

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I have come across numerous blog posts about creating a sticky wall with contact paper.  Unfortunately, I hadn't stocked up on contact paper since Halloween, when the boys and I made some super cute window decorations and used up the remainder of my supply.  However, just before Easter, I stocked up so that we could try it out.

I chose to create a sticky window instead of a sticky wall because I love the added element of natural light.

Materials
  • Contact paper
  • Tape
  • Items to stick on the contact paper.  My original items were:
    • Pom poms
    • Pipe cleaners
    • Googly eyes
    • Popsicle sticks
    • Craft beads
A close up of the items in the bucket.
I taped a large piece of contact paper to the large window in my living room and placed all of the items in a bucket.

The invitation to make some window art.
Since K was napping, J had this invitation all to himself.  K did try it after his nap, but lost interest after about five seconds.  J, on the other hand, had a lot of fun with this invitation.  He was initially drawn to the popsicle sticks.  Eventually, he made a popsicle stick person.  J was so descriptive while making this character.  It was great to see his imagination working away.

J's popsicle stick person.
The pipe cleaners were used to make a rainbow.  Whenever J makes a rainbow, he always sings "The Colors of the Rainbow" song from Signing Time.  This rainbow was no exception.

Starting to build a rainbow.
Adding green.
The finished rainbow (sans purple).  We didn't have any purple pipe cleaners.

J eventually found other items in the living room to stick to the window.
Putting sentence building dominoes up randomly.
Foam numbers
Contact paper is definitely a staple in my craft desk.  And this activity is just another reason to keep even more in stock.