A fun and easy craft project for toddlers
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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

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