Rip! Tear! Babies love to rip, crinkle, and squish things. Let’s explore their tactile and auditory senses and let them create a paper collage. You and your little one can tap, squish, and crinkle the pieces onto contact paper to create a beautiful piece of art. Babies do love to put things in their mouths, so to help prevent such a problem, offer the baby a pacifier as he or she plays with the paper. Of course, supervision is always required.
Want to modify it for an older sibling? Tape a piece of contact paper to a glass door, or table, sticky side up, and give them various craft items such as yarn, googly eyes, fabric, paper, pipe cleaners, and let them create a masterful piece of art (keeping those little items away from baby brother or sister, of course). No contact paper? Use glue and basic paper, it’s just as fun!
You’ll need the following materials:
- Clear contact paper
- Tissue paper
- Place a sheet of contact paper, sticky side up, on the table, taping the corners down so that the paper doesn’t move.
- With your supervision, invite your little one to tear up the tissue paper.
- Next, let them tap, crunch, and squish the paper on the sticky paper.
- Encourage your child to place different colors on top of each other.
- Once your child is done, place another piece of clear contact paper (sticky side down) on top of it to preserve it.
- Showcase your babies masterpiece for the entire family to enjoy!
Pictures are in …
We opted for the glue option. I wanted to introduce it to him in a fun way and I thought this was perfect! C loved the glue!
Paper is so fun to photograph! I love all the vibrant colors and movement. Here’s his final masterpiece ―