Pop a roll of contact paper in your Relief Bag & you have an easy craft on hand!
You can stick paper, cellophane, tissue paper, foil, sequins, anything reasonably flat on the sticky side.
You could also take kids on a nature walk and collect fallen leaves & flowers, grass, sand or small twigs to create a nature collage.
Make sure you leave some sticky contact paper free around the edges so you can seal it all in with another piece of contact paper on top.
Guess which one was done by the two year old….?
Updated February 12th ’14:
It was too hot to play outside today so we had a day of indoor play, craft, & ice excavations!
I didn’t feel like cleaning up a sticky, gluey mess, so I pulled out a roll of contact & we made a colour collage instead.
I quickly drew up a grid, with a different colour marked in each section. I then laid down a piece of contact paper over the top of the grid, sticky side up. We dug through our scraps of paper, feathers, sequins, & anything else we could find, and added it to our collage. After we were finished, I stuck another piece of contact over the top, to seal it all in.
This was a very last minute activity (as you can see from my very quick grid drawing!) You could easily make up better grids or pictures on the computer, print & then laminate them for students to use. They could colour collage letters of the alphabet, numbers, or outlines of cars, flowers, animals, etc…