Thursday, August 18, 2011

Window stickers

I'm always looking for new ways to get the little guy creating and playing. The other day at the dollar store, I came across a package of foam in a variety of colors. Best of all, you guessed it, it was only a dollar. The price was right, so I brought it home with us. When one of my sisters came to visit later on that week, we both sat down and cut out all different shapes while gossiping about reality television. The little guy would put in request for different shapes, like a butterfly and a car, and we would attempt to do our best. Mostly, we stuck to the most basic shapes, though.

Once we were finished, I packed them away. I waited for a while, and one rainy morning, I showed Logan the shapes.


I supplied him with a paintbrush and a cup of water, and he went to town. He brushed the water onto the shape, and then would stick it onto the window.

Here is his version of a flower.

He loved this activity so much, that I set up a small center at a window in my house. I put down a bunch of towels (but he was careful not to spill) and he decided to decorate the window in our dining room.

He went back to this activity throughout the day.

These would be great to take into the bath tub too! I think that these will definitely be getting a lot of use at our house!

19 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I love it!

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  3. So Cute! Stopping by from Just cuz Hop. :0)

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  4. Brilliant - love to see parents who realise their children will only be small for a short while & allow them to be creative. :)

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  5. What an awesome idea! My kiddos would love this! And I have a whole stack of foam that I could cut into shapes for them!

    P.S. I'm your newest follower. Love your site!

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  6. Fabulous idea! Inexpensive and doesn't make a lot of mess.

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  7. All your kind words have brightened my day! It's really a great activity!

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  8. I love the dollar store! What a simple and creative way to get your children to play and create- this is a will do for us! Thank you for linking up with us on The Sunday Showcase

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  9. Love this idea too. Pinning it! I can't wait to do this with the girls, blog about and link back to you.

    Vicky @ http://messforless.blogspot.com

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  10. So I had a chance to do this with my kids and they loved it. I linked to you. Thanks for the inspiration! Check out my blog post about it here:

    http://messforless.blogspot.com/2011/09/foam-window-clings.html

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  11. Seeing kids have fun like this can turn a frown upside down. It's kinda cute that he really liked sticking those on your windows. My niece also did this to my windows and removing them took a little longer than I expected.

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  12. Have to agree with everyone very good information Thank You

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  13. The way you described the creativity with child is quiet different.Children always happy to do these types of things. Window Decals

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  14. Hi, really cute it is to see the child with such innovative mind, he used to create window stickers.It is inspirational to all.

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