Something about a wall screams, “I AM A BLANK CANVAS!” to children. Their hands, crayons, markers and stickers just seem destined to touch them. So why not make it permissible, easy and fun with this Sticky Wall Collage project?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Contact Paper (You can find it at the dollar store!)
- Collage materials (Scraps of fabric or paper, beads, cotton balls, feathers, pasta, Cheerios, glitter, sequins – whatever you have lying around that’ll stick to contact paper!)
- Gather your collage supplies and hang the contact paper sticky side out on the wall with tape. You may need to cut the contact paper to fit your wall, depending on the amount of space you have.
- Remove the backing from the contact paper.
- Let your kids create a collage by sticking their materials to the contact paper.
A few tips:
- Be sure the tape you use to adhere the contact paper to the wall is strong enough to hold the collage, but gentle enough not to mark your wall.
- Contact paper has the perfect amount of sticky to allow your kids a do-over, if they want. Most items will peel right off and stick back on, so the collage can be made again and again.
Originally written for and posted on the now-defunct My OH! Momma website.