We love contact paper are over here and today, we have used Goldilocks and the Three Bears to inspire hours of sticky wall art. This is one of my favorite activities to do with my kids because Reagan can start to work on creating art with a little more detail while D can sit right next to her and just stick paper to the contact paper and explore the cause-and-effect of a sticky wall.
Our Goldilocks and the Three Bears sticky wall activity is a fun way to work on fine motor skills, colors, creative skills, and problem-solving skills.
Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills
- Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
- Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
- Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
Fine Motor Skills
- Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
- Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination
On the non-sticky side of contact paper, draw Goldilocks and the Three Bears. These can be super simple drawings as your kiddos are likely to love and admire any drawing you create.
Tape the contact paper to the wall with the sticky side out.
Cut construction paper into small squares.
Invite your preschooler to color in the picture using the construction.
Each time your child uses their hands to pick up the individual pieces of paper, they are working on their pincher grasp and when they go to put the paper on the contact paper, they are working on problem-solving skills because if they put too many pieces on at once, the paper will fall right off.