Wow, it’s week 3 already of the Christmas Sensory Play Series I’ve been participating in. TIme is flying. So far we’ve covered sight, sound and now TOUCH. This one was easy for me. Washi Tape. We washi tape everything in my house. It’s really not normal. So, if you’re anywhere as obsessed with washi tape as we are, this may be the perfect holiday craft for you…Holiday Wall Art with Washi Tape. Washi (for you non crafty readers washi is Japanese decorative tape that has become mega popular here in the States) just makes everything look better, even your wall. And it comes off your wall just as easy as it went on I might add. Here’s how we had great fun with the sense of touch.
Materials – washi tape
Before my girls woke up I made a christmas tree shape on the wall from washi tape. Nothing fancy but if this looks hard, just make the tree a big triangle, no prob. I set out my washi tape collection underneath the tree in a big bin. Some washi it easier than others to rip. I wanted this activity to be super fun and easy for my girls so I ripped a bunch of pieces for them ahead of time and lined the side table with the pieces, as well as the container. We’ve worked with tape a lot, like when we made a washi tape puppet theater, so they know the drill.
I thought they’d just happily decorate the tree and be done but oh no. This fun lasted a loooong time and extended way beyond the tree. You should see it now actually. Let’s just say it’s not quite pinterest friendly.
The tape comes off pretty easily though so I don’t mind. *Note* Good quality washi tape comes off super easy. I like this kind and this kind the most. Other brands that aren’t specifically washi tape, especially the solid color ones that come in a multipack, are way better for collages and stuff like that, not your wall. They have a sticky residue that sticks to the wall. The good kind comes right off though. Promise.
Yeah, so my girls taped and taped and taped and it was totally fun. They loved making a star for the top of the Christmas tree.
For more great ideas related to touch, check out these blog posts!
Embossed Ornaments from BabbleDabbleDo
Candy Cane Puffy Paint Recipe from Nurturestore
Sensory Balloon Printed Wrapping Paper from Childhood 101
Free Printable Christmas Play Dough Mats from Picklebums
Christmas Sensory Board by Toddler Approved