Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Contact Paper Collage

We whipped out the contact paper again a little while ago and let the little monster get her art on. This project is super easy for your little ones. Just find some wall space and see where they take it! It's something that can be left up for a long time! The best part about art projects like this is that it is open-ended. There's no one way or right way to do it and there are no expected results. Their brilliant little minds can take it anywhere they want it to! Let me know if you try it and if your kiddo likes it!!

At first Yules was super excited and was really into it! This is what her collage looked like after day 1:

And that's what it pretty much looked like for a couple weeks! I remember doing projects like this with the kiddos at school and it took a really looooooong time! One day they would be really into it and the next day they could care less. Just leave it and let it be is key! All too often we assume they aren't interested and move on to something else. Most of the time it takes little kids a while to really get into things! Yules would put a couple things on and peel a couple things off each day or else didn't even touch it at all. Then one day I introduced some new materials (ie. colored popsicle sticks) which reignited her interested. She must have felt inspired because she worked feverishly to complete her collage!!
This is what it looks like right now! We'll leave it for a little while and see if she takes it anywhere further or if it's done with!!

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