Sunday, January 3, 2010

Winter Prints

A few months ago we did a similar painting with water colors and the letter M and I was eager to break out the contact paper again for a winter themed painting.

Materials: contact paper, white cardstock, white and blue paint or light blue paint, fine glitter, sponge

I didn't have any light blue paint in the house so the white paint came to the rescue!

After I traced the figures Madison chose on contact paper I cut them out and stuck them on white cardstock paper. Madison then took care of all of the painting. When she finished we quickly dusted them with some fine glitter and peeled away the contact paper.

I suggest not pressing the contact paper onto the cardstock paper too hard or you may peel away paper. I also suggest peeling the contact paper away as soon as possible before it sits too long.

So pretty!

I LOVE the polar bear!

I have a lots more snowy ideas for the month so our window will be rather snowy rather quickly!

13 comments:

Mandy said...

Great idea! I think they'd look great with other color backgrounds too. Where did you find the polar bear to stencil?

MamaGames said...

Oh! These came out so well, and are so much fun! We'll have to try them this week too.

And I want to know, too, where you found the wonderful bear shape?

Raising a Happy Child said...

This looks awesome - thanks for sharing your technique!

The Activity Mom said...

Those turned great!

Our Little Family said...

Those turned out GREAT! I especially love the polar bear. It reminds me of the Eric Carle book!

Absolutely beautiful (and I really am jealous of your snow!).

Jamie said...

Those turned out so cute!

Tiff said...

Love those!! That would be pretty to do with red/pink paint and glitter with hearts for V day too!

MamaGames said...

Thanks for the inspiration... we made these this morning!

Cassie said...

Those are just adorable! I can't wait to see your other snowy ideas b/c I am planning to do some snowy activities with Jackson this month too.

MamaGames said...

I gave you the Sunshine Award to thank you for the inspiration! :)

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

Those came out soo cute! I will have to make some, although they would probably melt here in this FL weather! lol

Kim said...

Thanks for the great idea! We loved making some of our own. I posted the one we made with a link to your blog today, thanks again!
http://lifeofamodernmom.blogspot.com/2010/01/toddler-time-thursday.html

PS- I LOVE your blog, we get so many great ideas from here. :)

Jamie said...

After seeing this in your blog I did something similar with Dawson. I'm going to post about it on Tuesday. :-) I though I'd let you know in case you want to come check it out.