Monday, 3 September 2012

Contact Paper Collage - Quick Fun

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Contact paper collage


Some days I need a speedy activity to keep one of the boys busy, that's when we need some 'Quick Fun'.  So far in our Quick Fun series we've done face painting and a quick colour matching activity, this time it's a contact paper collage.  The inspiration for this activity came from NutureStore.

I had some contact paper in the cupboard (if you're a Brit Wilko's sell this as 'Book Cover' for 60p).  Contact paper is sticky on one side so I looped the edges back on a piece of A4 card so that the sticky side was up.  I then gave Champ some scraps of paper to stick down.


He happily created a collage with these, but what he actually enjoyed most was peeling them off and sticking them back down again and again.  Not the best picture of him, but you get the idea!


I hope you've enjoyed this little bit of 'Quick Fun'.  What do you do when you need a bit of Quick Fun for your kids?  Any suggestions?  Why not leave me a comment?

14 comments:

  1. I use contact paper collages in my classroom and the kiddos always love it! It looks like we use a lot of the same materials. Sometimes, I let them collect nature items (usually on a separate day) and then I bring them out to use on the collages. Great ideas, as always!

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    1. Oohhh I like the idea of natural materials, I think we might have to try that out. Thanks for stopping by

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  2. I love this project! Back at Easter time we did some postcard size, put an address card inside, used colored masking tape to close the edges and mailed them! (If you plan to try it, note that the USPS said they needed two stamps.)

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    1. What a lovely idea, always nice to turn the kids art into cards or presents for family. Thanks for stopping by

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  3. This is a great idea! I would have never thought of it. I will have to let my little one try it soon. Thanks so much for linking up to Tip-toe thru Tuesday. We hope to see you again.

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  4. Quick fun... for my 3-year-old son, I pull out a cookie sheet, fill it with dry rice, and then dump his little tractors in. Digging, filling, touching... It's no wonder rice is used in so many sensory bin projects. For my 7-month-old son, I can entertain him by either giving him a small bucket with wooden blocks to fill and spill, or I keep a grocery bag full of wrapping paper scraps (the grocery bag is not given to the baby :). Either one will keep him busy for quite a while!

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  5. Thanks so much for your ideas, I'm going to pull the rice out again soon as we haven't done that for ages and we are definitely going to try the paper scraps!

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  6. I can remember using a similar method to make nature pictures with all sorts of things we had found in the park with my children when they were little.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, someone else mentioned that to me too and as we love outdoor play I think we're going to have to try that out sometime soon! Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. I saw a similar idea on 'abundant life day care'. They had put the sticky back plastic onto a window and used tissue paper on it. It looked so pretty. You have some lovely ideas, I'm going to try this out at nursery. Thanks Jacqui.

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  7. What a great idea!! So easy and so quick. Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!!

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  8. Brilliant idea.. I have some contact paper to use.

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase.

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  9. This is extremely amazing and wonderful! Thank you for sharing this. Awesome and perfect for the kids. We also did a Contact Paper Transfer Art out of the same materials you used. You should check this out!
    EarlyLearning.Momtrusted.com Contact Paper Transfer Art

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  10. I collected the kids' drawings that were drawn in them. My then 5 year old son later went on to an art college. I later painted their drawings on quilt squares, and sewed them together.
    http://www.dynaselimpex.com/stock/paper-scrap/sbs-sheets-scrap.html

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