INSIDE: Snail Sticky Wall Craft is a fun and easy sticky wall activity for toddlers and preschoolers and a great way to practice letter recognition.
Contact Paper Craft
I love creating craft using contact paper. It is so versatile and easy with toddlers and preschoolers. It is also great for promoting fine and gross motor skills while working on a vertical surface, hand-eye coordination, imaginative play and creativity.
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Putting Up Your Snail Sticky Wall
Start but drawing the outline of a large snail on the back of the contact paper. Don’t forget to include a spiral on the snail shell back. Next put up your sticky wall using the instructions below.
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.
Making the Snail Sticky Wall Craft
I like to use an appetizer tray when doing activities like this that need multiple different art supplies. Give your little one lots of different items to stick up on their snail including buttons, feathers, tissue paper, foam shapes.
Invite your little one to decorate the snail and its shell. I forgot to draw the spiral line on the shell of the snail. So if you are doing this with your little don’t forget to draw the spiral!
How to Play
Let your toddler or preschooler decorate the snail shell using all the items. Don’t forget to give your little one googley eyes to add to your snail.
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- Black sharpie
- Large Buttons
- Contact paper
- Painters tape
- Tissue paper
- Large Googley Eye
This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.