INSIDE: Winter Tree Sticky Wall Craft for Kids is a fun and easy sticky wall activity for toddlers and preschoolers. It makes the perfect indoor winter activity on those cold snowy days when you need to stay in. It is also great for developing fine and gross motor skills. And the results are a stunning three-dimensional winter tree!
Putting Up Your Winter Tree Sticky Wall Craft for Kids
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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Winter Tree Sticky Wall Craft for Kids
Grab your brown construction paper and cut out a trunk and branches. Use the paper backing of the contact paper to map out how the tree could potential be built on the contact paper. I did this just to make sure that there would be enough room on the sticky wall.
Let your little one build the tree on the sticky wall. Start off with the big branches and then add smaller ones.
Once the tree has been set up, had them some cotton balls and let them add some snow to the branches!
Add snow to the bottom of the tree as well as if snow has fallen on the ground.
You can pretend that your little one is the falling snow collecting on the tree branches! Have fun with it!
Questions to Ask as the Create
- Do trees have leaves in the winter?
- When do the leaves fall down?
- What do you like about winter?
- What’s you favourite thing to do in the snow?
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- Brown construction paper
- Contact paper
- Masking tape
- Cotton Balls
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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