Friday, January 21, 2011

What to do with a toddler - Idea 1

Winter sucks. Especially with a toddler with the attention span of a gnat. We rotate between activities in short increments until I need a break and he watches maybe 5 minutes of some Blue. [Bright side] I don't feel "lazy" since I spend a good chunk of my day carrying 25 lbs dancing, cleaning, running. Who needs weights? So I am going to try and write up a series of activity ideas for kids Waking Up Williams. She did a post about ideas a month or so ago, so check that out.

Idea 1 - Contact Paper Art

OK I stole this idea from daycare and it is super easy and relativily clean.
  1. Take a roll of plain contact paper and some masking tape.
  2. Find a vertical surface. Be it a wall, easel, or dishwasher(as you see here).
  3. Turn the contact paper slick side to the surface and tape off your desired shape.
  4. Peel off the paper on the adhesive side.
  5. Cut up pieces of paper, tissue paper, pictures from magazines, old coupons, whatever.
  6. Give to child and have some coffee/glass of wine.
They can stick (and unstick depending on the medium) until the cows come home...or he realizes the TV is on. We pick our battles.


  1. That is such a good idea! We may need to try this's too rainy here to do anything but be inside all day long.


  2. Awesome. Hopefully I can rack my brain for more ideas!