Thanksgiving Crafts: Contact Paper Stick Table Fun
Happy Thanksgiving! It just so happens to be my favorite holiday. If you’re looking for fun thanksgiving crafts that will bring endless entertainment to the little ones at your thanksgiving dinner, look no further! This is a quick and easy way to keep the kids table busy today!
What you need:
- Children’s table
- Contact paper (I found a huge roll at Michael’s for $10)
- Clear packing tape
- Small items to stick on
There are endless choices for the small items you can choose for sticking. I used my die cutter to cut out tons of fall leaves in different colors and I hand cut out a dozen pumpkins.
You could go with real leaves (if they’re not too dried out) or buy confetti, small foam shapes or pompoms from the store. For older children, letters could be a lot of fun!
To get started, roll out a large piece of contact paper that is slightly smaller than the size of the table. Carefully peel off the wax paper layer and make sure it is laying flat. Make sure the sticky side is up! Then use the packing tape along each edge to secure the contact paper.
I put a small note with instructions in the center of the table. Another great tip is to lay the waxy layer back down loosely over the contact paper until you are ready for the kids.
This is a great fine-motor activity and keeps little hands busy.
I also provided crayons and this simple sheet that says “I’m thankful for…” The printable is available here.
Have a great Thanksgiving!
About the guest contributor: Kari is Mommy to Elodie, a blogger and former preschool teacher. When she’s not blogging or making crafts with Elodie, she enjoys a nice cup of tea, event planning, and going on adventures with her fun toddler daughter all around San Diego!