It’s the middle of September and still nearly 90 degrees outside, but why not make a Fall sticky wall?
Just because it’s sweltering and humid outside doesn’t mean we can’t hope the pretty Fall weather comes soon!
In the spirit of looking ahead to nicer Fall days when we can comfortably go outside again, my toddler and I have been running with Fall themed activities this week.
We’ve been trying out some Fall sensory bins, and most recently we decided to make a pretty Fall Leaf Sticky Tree.
We used clear contact paper taped to the window on our back door. When the sun shines through the different colored leaves it has a nice sun-catcher effect!
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How to Make a Sticky Fall Tree
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Making the Sticky Wall Tree
Cut off some contact paper and tape it to the wall or window using painter’s tape. The easiest way to do this is to peel back the corners one at a time, taping each one as you go. Once you have all the corners taped you can remove the backing entirely, then add more tape to the sides.
I made the tree with brown twine that I had leftover from when we made DIY balloon garland for my daughter’s first birthday. If you don’t have twine you could totally use brown paper bags or brown tissue paper – whatever you have laying around! When we made a contact paper tree for our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom sticky wall activity I used recycled packing paper, and that worked just as well.
I picked up some two different kinds of fall leaves at the Dollar Tree. The thinner “silk” leaves look prettier – they are slightly transparent so they give that sun-catcher effect when the light shines through. However, the larger felt ones were easier for my daughter (16 months) to use as they stuck to the contact paper more easily.
You could definitely collect real leaves outside to use, or make some construction paper leaves instead.
I placed our leaves inside an empty wipe container and let my daughter pull them out and stick them to the tree. This could be an activity all on it’s own as she just loves to pull wipes and tissues out of boxes! (what toddler doesn’t?!)
She had fun sticking the leaves to our tree, and even more fun pulling them back off and putting the leaves back in the box. Not what I had in mine but hey, whatever keeps her busy!
I left the tree up on our backdoor and she has continued to go back to it day after day, adding new leaves each time.
I think I’ll be leaving this one up for awhile. It really does make a lovely Fall decoration!
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What are your favorites Fall activities to do with your little ones? Comment below!
For more Autumn themed sensory play ideas, check out our list of favorite Fall Sensory Bins!