Sticky Face – Contact Paper Crafts

Since Jay and I played with contact paper the other day, I wanted Elle to have some fun with it too.

Remembering that we made faces with playdough using Picklebum’s faces playdough mat a few days ago, it sparked the idea that we could do something similar with contact paper.

A fun contact paper craft for kids using craft materials to create a face.

Setting up this contact paper craft is really easy.

I cut out a piece of clear contact paper about 1 foot wide. On the non-sticky side I drew a head and shoulders with a Sharpie. Then I took other color Sharpies and drew some clouds and hearts.

contact paper crafts for kids

The tricky part of this craft is taping your contact paper to the wall. Since contact paper is sticky, it can be a challenging task. I figure out a way to do this neatly and here are some tips to help you get contact paper on the wall easily.

For supplies, I laid out long pieces of yarn for hair, different sizes googly eyes, some colorful sequinsand some pretty gemstones. Basically I laid out supplies in the craft cabinet that will stick to the contact paper.

contact paper crafts for kids

And so when everything was laid out nicely, I invited the little girl to play.

At first, all Elle wanted to do was play with the jewels and the pompoms. Then I realize she was trying to sort the colors of materials she wanted to use.


When the purple and pink pompoms were seperated and the jewels were laid out, she began sticking them to the wall.

We found that the yearn and gemstones stuck really well to the contact paper but the pompoms just fell off. The googly eyes stuck too but only the small ones.


Note to self:  next time don’t be lazy and give her the entire container of supplies. It’ll get dumped and you won’t like picking everything up. Save yourself the trouble and put small amounts on a plate.

A fun contact paper craft for kids using craft materials to create a face.

We played with this for about 30 minutes and made a few faces using the same contact paper.

This small eyed girl with crazy hair is the one she ended up with at the end. Elle purposely gave her a smile because she’s happy =)

A little tip…with contact paper crafts like this one, you can leave it up on the wall with the supplies and the kids will come and play whenever they feel like it =) They can play with it until the paper no longer sticks =)

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Picklebums -

What an awesome idea!!!!

MaryAnne MamaSmilesblog -

I adore this idea! I featured you on my Afterschool post today 🙂

Darla Hutson -

Amy – I love this idea! Thank you, again, for sharing via FB today! Pinned and will share via G+ and Twitter, too!

The Preschool Toolbox -

Amy – I love this idea! Thank you, again, for sharing via FB today! Pinned and will share via G+ and Twitter, too!

Risna Abdul -

A very simple and smart idea, Amy. Thanks for sharing 🙂

Val Roy -

Great idea ,how about an egg shape to do for Easter fun. 🙂

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