INSIDE: Catching Snowflakes Sticky Wall craft is an adorable and fun sticky wall craft for kids! Create a self portrait of your child trying to catch snowflakes as they fall from the sky!
Trying to catch snowflakes
It has snowed almost every day this week. One day this week we had these big fluffy flakes the fell from the sky and as we walked home my daughter tried her best to catch them! It was super adorable as she missed and caught them! It gave me an idea. Ive seen a catching snowflake craft before and thought it would make a super fun sticky wall and I was right! This is perhaps my favourite sticky wall yet! And we have done a lot!
Putting Up Your Catching Snowflakes Sticky Wall
Contact paper has one side that is very very sticky, so unrolling it and taping it to a wall can be a little tricky. Here’s how I do it:
Stick the sticky wall up on the wall using small rolled up pieces of tape in the four corners. Make sure the paper backing side is facing out.
Peel the paper backing off to expose one small corner of the sticky paper. Continue peeling the paper backing off until one side is exposed. Tape that side down fully using Painter’s tape. This will ensure that it doesn’t fall down as your child is playing.
Slowing peel back the remaining paper backing and tape down the other side.
Step 4 (optional)
Remove the small rolled up pieces of tape from underneath the sticky wall. These rolled up pieces were just there to help you get the sticky wall set up and can be removed once your sticky wall fully up. But if you don’t mind them there you don’t have to remove them.
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How to Make Catching Snowflakes Sticky Wall
Cut out a large circle for the face and a small circle for the nose from skin tone construction paper. You can choose to make a self portrait of your child or make a friend!
Next, cut out a large circle from black construction paper. Cut out a tongue from red construction paper. Finally, cut out small rectangles from white construction paper.
Next cut out a body from yellow construction paper. Using colourful paper cut out a scarf – a long rectangle and then a smaller one.
First, put together the mouth. Glue on the tongue to the middle of the black circle. Next, glue the teeth just above the tongue. Glue the mouth to the head.
Time to put together your little person.
First start with the body. Next add the head then the nose. Finally add the scarf.
The next thing to add is hair. Cut some yarn and add it to the contact paper on either side of the head.
Finally, add some snowflakes all around!
Questions to Ask
- Have you ever caught a snowflake on your tongue?
- What’s your favourite part of winter?
- What’s your least favourite part of winter?
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- Skin tone, black, red, white, yellow construction paper
- Contact paper
- Masking tape
This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
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