This contact paper letter painting craft activity is a perfect addition to your alphabet activities for kids. The alphabet art activity includes free printable alphabet stencils to cut out. Preschoolers and toddlers will love adding paint to their learning activities. Kids get to experiment with paint while also constantly being given exposure visually to the letter a or rather, the alphabet letter that they are working on. Add this activity to our printable letter crafts to create a more rounded curriculum.
Contact Paper Letter Painting Craft Activity
If you have been following me on Instagram you probably know that we have started working on Alphabet Letter Activities. Toddler activities as well as preschool activities are our favorites especially when they are filled with arts and crafts opportunities.
Materials Required for Contact Paper Letter Craft Painting Activity:
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– Printer Paper (You probably have this at home already but I buy this one.)
– Contact Paper
– Printable Letters!
– Craft Knife and cutting mat. (optional but makes it so much easier to get in those little spots. You will use this on so many occasions.)
– Paint Brushes (You can also use hands too!)
– Tray (This is completely optional but it really does seem to contain any mess involved with painting! My tray above is from Ikea. If you can get out to Ikea it is much cheaper if purchased there in store.)
Setting Up The Contact Paper Letter Craft Painting Activity
My favorite time to set up activities for my kids is normally before they wake up, during their nap, or when they are at school. I just set it up and leave it on their table all ready to go.
As you may have noticed, contact paper has become a favorite in our house. I love that it can be used in so many ways. I printed out these letter A’s and then cut them out with a craft knife! (This was so much quicker than scissors!!) Then trace the letter A on contact paper and cut that out with your craft knife too. Do NOT throw away the printer cut outs. You can use them for another activity like the dot painting one I will show you below!
You could totally freehand this and make the letters yourself but if you are anything like me and need perfection then you can use a printable.
Place the contact paper on your paper.
This was how I left it out on the table for my two year old to invite her to do the activity when she was ready. I don’t ever force activities on the kids. I leave it there and let them choose when to do it. More often than not the minute they see it, they drop whatever they are doing and get this gorgeous magical smile on their face.
I placed out two colors for this activity: Yellow and Red. This enabled me to discuss with her a little about the colors she was using for color identification.
I posted this video of her doing it on Instagram where she discusses that she is now working with painting with orange. (The yellow and red ended up being mixed through all her painting.)
When she was done we left it out to dry. Once it was dry we peeled the contact paper off and revealed our letter A’s.
Dot Painting Letter’s
Don’t throw away those scraps! You can still put them to good use. We did dot painting with our letter print outs. Don’t have Do a Dot Markers? Use markers, crayons, glitter, circular magnets. The list is endless with what you can do with these.
The Printable Activity