I love Christmas for many reasons, but one big reason is because it’s something that the whole family can enjoy and get involved in. The Christmas crafts and activities are a highlight for our family. This toddler Christmas activity using sticky contact paper was one we enjoyed doing yesterday.
Toddler Christmas activity using sticky contact paper
I’ve said that this activity is for toddlers, but really it can suit children of all ages. It’s creative and fun.
Recommended age: 2 years +
(Strict and active supervision required)
I simply can’t resist all the wonderful Christmas decorations and crafty bits and pieces. I always aim to buy things after Christmas when the sales are on and they are wanting to remove stock, but the temptation is always there and I buy things as soon as I see them.
For this fun Christmas activity your kids can do at home or school, you’ll need –
- Contact paper
- Christmas bits and pieces (ribbon strips, pompoms etc)
There is many different ways you can prepare this activity. You can simply take the paper off the contact, revealing the sticky contact and draw directly onto that, otherwise, you use the following steps –
- Draw your outline onto the paper side of the contact paper. Cut it out
- Remove the paper backing
- Use lengths of ribbon to ‘seal’ the edges
- Have your child decorate the inside area that is sticky
I wanted to put ours up as a Christmas tree decoration and so I used green ribbon to create the outline of the tree.
I love this activity because –
- It’s simple for toddlers to do
- Set up is a breeze
- Great for sensory development (experiencing stickiness and various textures from the decorations)
- Fun activity the whole family can enjoy
- Beautiful display for Christmas
- Approach can be used for any celebration or teaching outcome
Boo (aged 3 years) absolutely loved adding the bits and pieces onto the sticky part of the tree. The result, I’m sure you’d agree, is absolutely gorgeous and makes a lovely display. We look forward to doing this again, but will consider creating different shapes (such as a star or snowman) and decorating that.
Would your child enjoy decorating a sticky contact paper tree?
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