Sticky Paper Art

I love thinking up little toddler activities for Daniel – things that can be set up quickly and hopefully hold his attention for a while.

When I was in Wilkinsons a few weeks ago I spotted some ‘contact paper’ – I’ve no idea if this is the correct name, but it’s basically the plasticy type stuff that is more commonly used for backing school books. It was only 20p a roll, so I picked a roll up, knowing that at some point it would come in handy (I am always on the look out for little craft items).

A day or two ago Emma was asleep and I was struggling to think of something to do with Daniel – the weather was a bit too cool to go into the garden and Daniel was a bit grumpy as he was not long up from a nap, and it takes him a little while to come round.

I decided I’d experiment with the contact paper. I got out the paper, a tub of pom poms and a tub of tissue paper (I have loads of this stuff cut up into little pieces and scrunched into balls).

tissue paper, pompoms, contact paper

I stuck it up onto the French Doors using some paper tape I had to hand (it would be cheaper and easier to use masking tape but I didn’t have any to hand).

I gave Daniel the tubs with the paper and pom poms in and he had great fun sticking them onto the sticky surface. The pompoms,as you might expect, were a little heavy and soon fell off so this is something that I can extend with him in the future when he learns about weight etc.

After he had finished I stuck a normal piece of white paper over his work, and remove the paper tape. It now hangs on the art wall.

There’s loads of things that could be done with this, and I can’t wait to experiment more soon.



  1. 20th October 2014 / 13:23

    Ohhh looks like fun! We made some contact paper leaves a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday And sorry for my later reply,its been a busy week! X I hope you can join in this week? Tomorrow I shall be host at

    • 20th October 2014 / 20:59

      awww, no problem for a late reply! It is appreciated that you found the time to stop by and comment!

      I have a few posts I am tidying up (I just moved my blog to self hosted) so going to dig them out and link them up, plus I have a couple of new ones to write up too x

  2. 11th November 2014 / 15:24

    What a clever idea!! All the fun and no mess! Lamb is definitely too young for pva glue!! Alex x

    • 12th November 2014 / 19:20

      thanks – of course the best bit is the very little mess (although somehow I still end up with bits of paper all over the floor!!) x
      thanks for stopping by and commenting x

  3. 11th November 2014 / 20:10

    Wow, what a cute and inexpensive craft. Will definitely have to give this a try. My boy loves any kind of sticky play. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    • 11th November 2014 / 20:14

      It is a great one to do 🙂
      thank you for commenting x

  4. 12th November 2014 / 13:54

    I love contact paper for crafts and play….but always seems so expensive for what it is. Wish they sold it in the £ shops!! Lovely set up, my LO’s would love this. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    • 12th November 2014 / 19:17

      Thank you – the one i used was in Wilkinsons and was only 50p and there is a fair amount of it. Might be worth a look

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