I was inspired today by a pin about 15 ways to use contact paper. I have TONS of contact paper. I don’t know why. I have used it about 4 times in the last 7 years. And each time I bought a new roll. So I’m thrilled with the idea of a project to use it!
As you might expect, many of the ideas involve putting different objects on the contact paper to make a collage. (The other general idea is a sticky play surface, which I’ll file away for another day.) I bought a bunch of construction paper at the dollar store yesterday (oh, how I love tax-free weekend) so I’m all set!
While the kids were playing with chalk outside this morning, I cut up a bunch of strips of the paper. The hardest part was separating them, since I cut up several sheets at once. I used a scissors — a paper cutter would have been easier, but that would involve going back inside. The strips don’t have to be perfect, so I went with what I had immediately available.
I put the strips into an old wipes container.
Besides the upcycle benefits, taking them out of the box is also a great way to practice fine motor skills.
The contact paper and construction paper makes a great label!
I also cut up some pieces of contact paper while I was working. We will be all set for craft later!