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ETA:  Hiya.  For some reason a picture that's not meant to appear in this post is appearing in lieu of the intended photo (see the flowers down there?  And if you don't see flowers maybe it's resolved).  I've tried to fix it but that just results in another picture swapping in another post.  So I'm sending a Q to the super helpful folks at Squarespace tech support.  Hopefully they can help--pls pardon it in the meantime (I want to leave up the misplaced photo so they can see what I'm talking about).  xo, S


We're not quite finished making reading labels, so the Con-Tact paper roll is still out.  And it's a good thing because an impromptu neighborhood playgroup had to duck inside due to a sudden rain shower.  So I let them loose on the materials for a quick craft project.  We made vinyl stickers--here's how: 

 Have the little ones draw on the contact paper, leaving the backing on (I like to tape it down because it curls up when it comes off the roll).  We tried to use normal markers but they wiped right off.  Instead, use permanent markers (note to self:  get more colors!) or crayons.  Top with another sheet of contact paper and cut out.  Little hands will need help peeling the backing off as it can be a bit fussy.  And on the crayon drawings, the top layer will not want to adhere to the waxy image without some extra rubbing.

These work great on windows.  And they hold up much better to the abuse a one-year-old can dish out (at least compared to the gel stick-ons we've previously used). 

I think we'll do a whole bunch of Halloween decorations next.  (ETA:  Did some, see this post).  Have a great weekend!

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Reader Comments (3)

great idea! My kids would LOVE this!!

October 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

my kids will just die when we do this!

So clever. I like the reading labels too--thx for posting!

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEva

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