INSIDE: Create a spooky witch sticky wall with your child this Halloween! This fun and creative Halloween craft uses contact paper and will make a spookatuclar addition to your Halloween decor!
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.
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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 Witch
Draw a simple outline of a witch on the plastic side of the contact paper. That is the opposite side to 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 witch 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 Witch
Time to decorate your witch! The first thing my kids wanted to do was to add the googley eyes! This immediately gives your witch a face and personality!
To decorate our witch I used an appetizer dish to organize all the supplies. I included:
- large buttons
- pipe cleaners
- tissue paper
- black construction paper for the mouth
- chalk to draw crooked teeth on the mouth
- orange construction paper for the nose
Use what you have!! You can use whatever you have in your home to decorate your witch! Get creative!
What To Do With Your Witch
When your witch 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