Anyways, I did come up with the perfect project by combining a couple of projects I found & the boys had a great time!
- Orange &/or yellow Tissue paper
- Construction or other scrap paper
- Clear contact paper
- Masking or painters tape
- Cut tissue paper into 1" (ish) squares.
- If you'd like a face, cut the shapes in the colors you'd like out of scrap construction or scrapbook paper.
- I free hand drew a pumpkin shape on the paper side on my contact paper.
- Next I cut a slit from the bottom edge of my contact paper to the edge of my pumpkin & then lifted the corner of the paper layer from the sticky part, just enough to get the tip of my scissors between the 2 layers.
- I was then able to cut around the outline of my drawing with just the end of my scissors.
- I then taped the contact paper to the table & peeled off the paper layer exposing the sticky side of the contact paper.
- Sit the kids at the table with small amounts of the paper & let then stick it to the sticky contact paper.
We had a couple of goes at this project, the first time I let the boys rip the tissue paper, which they enjoyed & we colored on the finished products. They liked the cut pieces as well but spent more time throwing paper that time. We also did not do faces since the boys did a lot of sticking down & peeling up of the paper.
Once the boys were done, I finished covering any exposed areas of stickiness, peeled the rest of the paper layer off & stuck it to the windows in the play area :) when we are done with them in the windows I'm going to go ahead & cover the backside with contact paper & trim around the pumpkins to keep. I think it will be fun to see how these projects change or improve over the years & you could use a hole punch in the stem & hang it from a hook instead of sticking it directly to the window :)
The boys did have fun with this project & love looking at their "umpkins" in the windows & since we did some in yellow & some in orange hear them say "ellow umpkin," "orange umpkin" & since we are still working on speech hearing these words is music to my ears! :)