Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Self Sticking Plastic

We have a few birthdays coming up so I requested Finn's help in making some hand made cards. This project could also be done on a larger scale. 

We used a variety of tinted and block out contact (self sticking plastic) rolls which we were on at the local Newsagency (around $1 per roll). It is safe, non-toxic and odorless activity.

I helped Finn cut out a mixture of shapes in different colours. If your child is able to use scissors encourage them to cut their own shapes- it doesn't matter if the cutting is a bit clumsy.

Once the pieces are cut- the child should be left to work with the contact in which ever way they wish. Let them use their own ideas and imagination in forming shapes, patterns and images. 

The trickiest part of this project is removing the backing off the contact, and to save frustration and time I  removed the backing off multiple shapes, and attached them to the side of the table. Finn was able to choose which pieces he wanted to use. 

Transparent colours are blended when layered or placed next to each other. The effect is quite beautiful. 

This was the second card he made- with very different results 

(A flying robot) 

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