I’ll be the first to admit it. Daycare is better at entertaining my kid. I find myself pretty creative and resourceful but I get stuck in a rut. Coloring, building with legos, pretend cooking, rice play, etc. But I also like clean things so the idea of a sensory table full of potting soil in my house makes me break out in hives. Fingerpaint? HA! But I also look at it as I am paying a lot of money for college educated people to teach my child what they were taught. How to sing, share, explore their senses…I hire out.
With all that being said, I also steal. They have some fun activities that I go, “Well now why didn’t I think of that?” or more appropriately, “Why didn’t Pinterest show me that?” So I thought I would start highlighting some simple activities I am swiping straight from my child’s caregivers.
Contact Paper Mosaics
- Clear Contact Paper
- Shreds of colored paper (could be magazine clippings, tissue paper, old scrapbook paper, etc)
- Masking Tape
- Tape the contact paper sticky side out to the table or easel (or dishwasher like I did here).
- Give kid shreds of paper to place on sticky part
- Seal off with another piece of contact paper.
VOILA! Instant window decor!