Sunday, 12 February 2012

Process Art on our DIY Sticky Table

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DIY STICKY TABLE

You guys know that Vin and Cc looove stickers. They have a special case full of collage supplies, but none of the lovely tactile, brightly coloured, crinkly paper and sweetie wrapper contents get a look in if there are stickers included! I thought this week we'd expand on this fascination and make our own sticky table.

I say table, we have just had a beautiful new dining table delivered, and I'm pretty sure it would mean instant divorce if I were to cover it in contact paper - I use this tray for storage mostly, but it does come out quite often for sensory tubs and paint experiments. I flipped it over and stuck the plastic to the underneath...


HOMEMADE STICKY TABLE

I can just see his little half smile in this pic, they do look at me funny sometimes, but I think they're getting used to my crazy schemes and playtimes!

I set out a tray of stuff I thought would be fun to stick - plastic sea creatures, drinking straws, cookie cutters, cotton reels, bottle tops, fuzzy felt pieces, magnetic letters, cut up kitchen sponge and some toy cars. I lef the collage box nearby in case that caught their eye, and a set of tongs which seem to be getting a lot of use lately.

CONTACT PAPER STICKY TABLE EXPLORATION

I love that this is mostly a process driven activity - but that it looks so crazy and bright at the same time!

SENSORY EXPLORATION ON THE STICKY TABLE

I think the tray was just big enough for both kiddos to work together - I always try to think about this when we're doing activities, I want to give them both their space, but we are limited with physical space and resources too (one day when I run my own preschool I will have a room full of giant sensory tables big enough for a hundred kids at a time!) I think working in a smaller area means they have to take turns and respect each other's 'work' though too.

DIY SENSORY STICKY PLAY

They had so much fun with this, we pulled all the pieces off and started again a couple of times before the plastic lost it's stickiness - I think I bought the roll for about £2 and we have more than enough to try some more sticky art exploration - therefore I declare this a play-win!

PRESCHOOL SENSORY PLAY LEARNING


p.s. there is more sticky table fun at Teach Preschool, Nurturestore and Pre-School Play

15 comments:

  1. Fun and creative - I have to do this one day - on my list!

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  2. Love your version of the sticky table! Thanks for the link-up :-)

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  3. I love this - it's something that we have to try (I think I need T to be a little older otherwise she will be licking the table - her current obsession at 11 months is licking everything).

    Thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tots (Will check the badge)

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  4. Great collection of materials to stick to the table. A colour explosion!

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  5. Ooh that looks like fun :-) go the modern young artists!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  6. I love the idea of putting the contact paper on a table for process artwork. A great way to use collage materials too!

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  7. This is a great idea. We have contact paper on the floor but never on a table. Finally, something to do with bottle caps. I am pinning this! Vicky from Mess For Less

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  8. I now have a growing list of activities to do with 'contact'. Time to go to the shops & buy some I think. This looks simple and fun.

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  9. What a fantastic idea. I am pinning , and will definitely be trying this soon. We explore A LOT with contact paper, but I have never done it quite like this :)

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  10. FUN! I love all the colors! Do you tape it to the container? We just bought a huge roll so I'm excited to try this!

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  11. I have never purchased contact paper. I need to do that. I'm not even sure where to find it. A hardware store like Lowes? Hobby Lobby? I'll figure it out. I bet my kids would get a kick out of this.

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  12. Thanks for this, lovely simple idea, also where would you get contact paper??

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  13. This looks like so much fun! Thanks for linking up to the Kids Co-op!

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  14. I did this with my preschool class today and it was such a hit. Kept them busy for a very long time. Thanks!

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  15. Used this activity today with my bunch of 1-2 year olds. They absolutely loved it!!!! We used cardboard boxes and loads of different materials.... (patty cases, straws, foam balls, and even some duplicate pieces to name a few) will deffinatley become a regular activity!

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