Christmas Lights Sticky Wall

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INSIDE: Christmas lights sticky wall is a fun colour matching activity for toddlers and a pattern making activity for preschoolers. An easy activity for Christmas!

Christmas Light Sticky Wall

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What is Contact Paper?

So what exactly is contact paper? It’s a translucent material that is sticky on one side. It’s great for crafts and learning activities. Generally, I like to create sticky walls with it where to you tape it up on the wall using masking or painter’s tape. But contact paper is also used for making sun catchers.

Christmas Light Sticky Wall

RELATED… If you are looking for more fun ways to use Contact Paper through out the year, check out 21 Amazing Sticky Wall Activities.

It’s one of my favorite materials to use with all my kids. It’s versatile – you can stick so many things on it. It’s reusable – once you have stuck it up on the wall you can reuse the same piece of Contact Paper until it looses its stickiness.

Christmas Light 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:

Step 1

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.

Christmas Light Sticky Wall

Step 2

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.

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Step 3

Slowing peel back the remaining paper backing and tape down the other side.

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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 Christmas Lights Sticky Wall

Grab your black sharpie and draw a light string similar to the picture below. I added a light plus at the end as well for fun. NOTE: Draw this before you stick up your contact paper. It’s easier to draw on the nonstick side of the contact paper but you can still draw on the sticky wall if you have already stuck the contact paper up.

Take your dot stickers and stick the up on the light string similar to the photo reference below.

Christmas Light Sticky Wall

Grab your red, blue, yellow and green construction paper and cut out light bulb shapes.

Christmas Light Sticky Wall

Invite your toddler or preschooler to match the light bulb to the dot stickers on the string of lights.

Christmas Light Sticky Wall

How to Play

For preschoolers you can have them create patterns with the light bulbs instead of

Christmas Light Sticky Wall


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  • Contact Paper
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Black Sharpie
  • Construction Paper (red, blue, yellow and green)
  • Dot stickers


Christmas Light Sticky Wall

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