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While pregnant with Hailey I started to brainstorm and plot out some creative crafts I could do with Brielle knowing that we’d be stuck in the house a lot in the first days/weeks. She was due for a craft and play session combo so we whipped out our favorite Crayola Fingerpaints and Con-Tact Brand Clear Covering Self-Adhesive Liner for a fun sunflower themed activity!
I didn’t have any brown finger paint so I squirted a few different colors in a paper bowl and had her mix it up. Who doesn’t love swirling stuff around and making a mess? I know my girl loves it!
Previously I had punched out a few yellow scalloped circle shapes as the sunflower base. She took this “brown” color mix and added dots to the inside of her sunflowers using a q-tip. Just as she does with her syrup on French toast, she sat there saying “dip dip dip” as she dipped her q-tip and applied it to the flower. So silly!
We set them aside and let them dry while having some lunch.
We came back and I set up the contact paper scene. She took the decorated sunflowers, green rectangles as stems and half circles for leaves and went to town decorating her sticky paper space. I love that little stacked set of leaves she made on the right hand side. So clever!
She LOVED this, continuing to take all the pieces off the contact paper and reapplying them again in a new pattern. Even 1.5 week old Baby Hailey had fun with her first of probably many sister crafting sessions!
This is brilliant!! I never would have thought to use the sticky side of the contact paper!
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Deanna Hershberger says
We love doing backwards contact paper!! I change it up and do one every couple of weeks. I love that this sunflower craft has two parts. Paint it first and then do contact paper. That is so fun and great for helping them learn patience! (waiting for paint to dry). GREAT IDEA!!
Thank you for sharing with #made4kids. I hope you share with us again Sunday night! Can’t wait to see what other creative ideas you have up your sleeve!