Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Craft foam paper + Contact Paper = Endless teaching possibilities

My husband and I try to be intentional about living out our faith for our girls to see, so we can teach them to know and love the Lord and live their life for Him.
 I have been thinking of some new and fun way to teach them about God's creation.
They love their books but I think something practical for them to do and play with would be more fun and interesting.
And I came up with this:

All I used cost me £1.60.
That would be around 3$.
I have found a big stash of colourful craft foam paper at a Car Boot Sale,and got it for £1!!
Finding craft supplies at a Car Boot Sale is like finding gold to me !
And a small roll of Contact Paper- 60p. ( you can find it at Wilkinsons)

You can teach them about seasons, how to tell time, write their name, numbers and so on, using just these two craft supplies and a pair of scissors. It is extra fun sticking all of those fun colourful shapes to the window. It makes a great sensory play for babies too and keeps your toddler busy too.
I used play dough animal shape cutters (cookie cutter) to outline the shape of the animals and I just cut out the other shapes, like trees, the sun and moon .
I tried to make  them as detailed as I could, to make the girls feel excited about playing with them and listen to the story.
I know the contact paper looks white in the pictures but it is actually clear in real life.
That is why we used our living room glass door to stick it and not a wall ,it looked prettier this way with the sunlight coming through.

They love it.
It is still up  on our living room door/window.
Happy crafting!:)
Deuteronomy 6:1-9
1 These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. 3 Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, promised you.
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.


  1. Beautiful idea, and children as well! Deuteronomy 6 is my husband's favorite section of God's Word. We are a fairly new to homeschooling family. You have a lovely blog!

  2. I think that is such a wonderful idea!

    1. thank you Casey,by the way you can use them to play at bath time too,just stik them with...water, on your wall tile!:)Have a great week(end):)

  3. Erika, you're such an inspiration to me! When I read your blog, I can't wait to have my kids and do all these things with them, too. You're a blessing, thanks for sharing with us all those golden moments.

    1. you are to sweet!Thank you so much!I have some blogs that inspire me too ,I should make a post about it!Thank's,now is the second time you inspire me to write!:)

  4. What a great idea for little ones! And I love that it was super inexpensive!

    Thank you so much for linking up with us at Keep Calm & Link Up this week! We love getting to see your new projects and ideas each week! Have an awesome weekend!! :)

  5. What a really great idea. You can do this for SO MUCH!

  6. This is such a fun idea! I will have to do this with my little coconut!

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  7. Really fun way to teach children about creation. I love it! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!


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