INSIDE: Create your own monster sticky wall using contact paper! This fun and easy to set up Halloween activity is great craft for kids of all ages. When you are done, include it as part of your Halloween decorations!
What is Contact Paper?
What is contact paper you ask? It’s a translucent material that is sticky on one side. It’s great for hands-on learning activities as well as crafts. 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 can also be used for making sun catchers.
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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.
Drawing your Monster
Draw a simple outline of a monster on the plastic side of the contact paper. That is the opposite side of the paper. Don’t worry if it isn’t perfect! Trust me your toddler or preschooler will still love this activity no matter what your drawing looks like!
Be sure to draw your monster before you stick the contact paper up on the wall. It’s much easier to draw on the none sticky side of the contact paper.
Preparing your Sticky Wall
Unroll the contact paper and cut off the size required for the activity. The back of the contact paper has lines that you can follow.
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.
Fully tape down your Sticky wall using painter’s tape.
Decorating Your Monster
Time to decorate your monster! The first thing my kids wanted to do was to add the googley eyes! This immediately gives your monster a face and personality! Add as many eyes as your child desires!
To decorate our monster I used an appetizer dish to organize all the supplies. I included:
- large buttons
- pipe cleaners
- tissue paper
Use what you have!! You can use whatever you have in your home to decorate your monster! Get creative!
What To Do With Your Monster
When your monster is complete, cut it out around the edges leaving some room on the top. Punch as hole in the top and tie a pieces of fish line and hang it up in your window for Halloween! Reinforce the contact paper around the hole with a piece of masking tape.
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- Contact Paper
- Googley Eyes
- Tissue Paper
- Pipe Cleaners