A fun and easy craft project for toddlers

I wanted an easy craft project that G (my 2 year-old) could do next to me while I got some office work done in the morning.  A project that didn’t require, glue, glitter or anything that could damage the stack of work I need to sort through (we had issues with press releases and crayons a few weeks ago).  I love getting to work and stay home with G, but sometimes that means finding creative ways to keep him busy and keep things neat.  So I came up with Contact Paper Collages.

Quick, easy and he had a really good time with it.  I set up the project the night before. I found some great over-sized thick plastic place-mats the other day that made project set-up a breeze.  I set everything up on them and then after breakfast I brought the placemat to the table and let the fun begin.

All it took was:
- 2 sheets of really, really old contact paper I found in the cabinet
- Some shapes I cut out from old scrapbooking supplies and construction paper


He was really excited about the cars and trucks I cut out. But then he started on a second sheet and became enamored with shapes! We had a great time talking about shapes and colors all while staying clean and letting me get some office work done with my little buddy sitting right next to me.

Here is the final shape collage. I covered it in cling-wrap and it is now hanging on the fridge.

You could easily use clear contact paper for a double-sided piece of art, or make it into a window hanging/sun-catcher by using tissue paper.

Need some good clean fun for your little one?  This could be it!

Have fun!

-Little Birds Mommy

About LittleBirdsMommy

I'm "Mum-Mum" to my super-strong 29 week preemie, G, who is now an amazing 2-year-old and our newest arrival the sweet Miss A, who joined our family in May. I work from home and try to find a balance between home and work, "crunchy" and corporate.
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