I started out by taping up a sheet of contact paper to a window, sticky side out. Then I filled a toy bucket of L's with pieces of torn up crepe paper, lengths of shiny ribbon, and a few leftover pipe cleaner segments. (To see what we did with the rest of the pipe cleaner pieces, click here.)
The really great thing about this activity, from a sensory play perspective, is that each of the collage pieces was a different texture. L spent time exploring the fuzzy pipe cleaners, the silky ribbon, and tearing up the pieces of crunchy crepe paper. And of course, we couldn't resist sticking our hands on that amazing contact paper!
|The artist at work!|
When we decided we were ready to view our block once again, we simply took the paper off the window, folded it in half with the sticky part in the middle, and hung it up with the rest of L's artwork. Easy breezy sensory art!