I’ve written about this idea before as a way to let kids write on the walls without really writing on the walls, but I like it even more now that I’ve found matte contact paper. The matte version barely reflects light at all, so it’s more subtle. One of these days I plan to pull out a really LONG strip for my kids to decorate, so it can be a large scene on the wall. Maybe at Emma’s fifth birthday party? Should I trust a bunch of random four- and five-year-olds with sharpie pens?
We sit at the table to decorate the contact paper with Sharpie pens, and then peel it off to hang up. Here is Emma’s most recent drawing, of a four-legged (?) princess standing under the sky, the moon, the sun, and a cloud. I like all of the individual blades of grass.
I never know what Johnny is drawing, but I like the bright colors!
Lily isn’t quite old enough to be trusted with Sharpie pens, so this is a naptime-only activity. =)
I’m linking this post to Kids get Crafty at Red Ted Art.