Before taking off the backing, I drew the tree on the none-sticky side of the contact paper with a permanent marker. Just for fun I wrote “tree” as well, which came out a little funny looking since I had to write it backwards! I taped the sticky paper on the front door with some packing tape, which is hard to see since it’s so bright outside! I didn’t want to tape it to the wall though, because I was worried the tape would mess up the paint. I’ve tried it with painters tape in the past, but it doesn’t hold as well and Carter can easily tear it down.
I set out the plastic container with fake leaves and Carter immediately knew what to do when he saw it. We worked together to stick all the leaves up. They didn’t stay on very well, but that was okay because it gave us a chance to talk about “fall” and leaves falling off the trees. Then I took out a roll of tape and we taped them back on.
We also went outside and gathered a few real leaves to add to our “tree,” which Carter loved doing! I hung our artwork up in the dining room so we can enjoy it all fall!
What other activities have you done on sticky (contact) paper?
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