contact paper // permanent markers // tape // cotton balls // construction paper // buttons
Herein lies a crafty soul. One that loves to immerse her whole self in experiences. Whose fingers have a hunger to explore. And whose eyes squeal with delight upon finding something new to create.
If you're anything like me, it can be difficult to let go of the intended outcome and embrace the process, regardless of the final product. I've found that providing a number of different materials, and letting the creative unleash on its own lends itself to more engaged and independent play.
I almost always put out new materials while Big is asleep, and I leave them for her to discover on her own. An invitation to create.
With Easter just a few short weeks away, I thought I best hop to it after the hours of fun we had in the lead up to Christmas. Being two, this is the first year that Big is curious and excited to learn what these holidays mean for our family, and I find that little activities like this provide a perfect opening to explore them with her.
I rolled the contact paper out on the floor (paper backing side down) and drew a bunny face on the non-sticky side of the contact paper, using permanent markers. Although you could always print out a template, like this, if sketching is not your thing.
Next, I peeled off the protective layer, stuck the contact paper bunny up onto a wall with some tape, and set out these goodies nearby – torn up cotton balls, ripped construction paper and buttons.
And that is it. You're done. Your very own "Easter the Bunny". Simple. Inexpensive. Fuss and mess free.