We have been crafting up a storm the past few weeks! This time we made contact paper hearts to stick on the windows in our playroom.
For this project, you will need:
- clear contact paper
- colored tissue paper, crepe paper, and/or other colored paper
- painter's tape
To prep for this project, I cut the contact paper into rectangles and cut tissue and crepe paper into random shapes - mainly squares, rectangles, and triangles. I bought both tissue paper and crepe paper since they have such different textures. When the babies are a bit older I think it would be fun to add in glitter, sequins, and bits of valentine-themed confetti.
After I peeled off the contact paper backing, I taped the contact paper to the floor. Then I gave the babies the container of paper and they promptly dumped it out.
Baby A was much more interested in sticking the paper pieces on the contact paper. Baby B liked touching the contact paper but didn't have as much interest in sticking the paper on.
When they were done sticking, I put a second piece of contact paper over their art work. I cut out small hearts and we taped them to the window in the playroom.
This project was very simple to set up and gives a lot of opportunities for sensory play. The kids got to experience sticky sensations from the contact paper, crunchy and bumpy feelings from the tissue and crepe paper, and the smoothness of the finished hearts. Plus the hearts are making our playroom feel festive!
Baby A also got a little creative and used one of the hearts as a sticker!