I like to use mixed media kids crafts to get my kids thinking creatively! I run monthly kids craft sessions for my local mother’s club, and we recently made the always-popular tissue paper collages. Johnny (five years old) and Lily (three years old) were thrilled to put theirs up on the window when we got home, but they also wanted to make more! They had to wait a few days until we got more contact paper, but when it arrived, they got very creative with it, each putting tissue paper squares on a length of contact paper that we then stuck directly to the wall. This is Johnny’s – he drew the faces, hair, and hands on the back before we stuck it to the wall:
This is Lily’s. She stuck the stickers on the front after we stuck it to the wall. She likes to move hers around her room, and so far it is still sticking.
Here are a few other ways we use contact paper:
- Non-permanent wall decorations
- Temporary children’s wall art
- Sensory wall mosaic art
- Giant pattern block scenes
- Saving pressed leaves (or flowers)
How do you use contact paper in your house? Do you have a favorite mixed media art activity for kids?