"Paint"-and-Stick Foam Window Decor

Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 2y - 5y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Nicole Duggan
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Let your toddler or preschooler "trim" a fun foam tree this holiday season!

How We Did It

Did you know that craft foam will stick to a window with a little water? To prepare for this activity, cut shapes out of craft foam. I cut a large triangle for a tree, a rectangle for a trunk, squares for gifts, and circles for ornaments.
Let your child dip a paint brush into a cup of water and "paint" a spot on the window.

Then arrange and stick the craft foam on the window to create a beautiful tree! When you are done, take the pieces down and do it again and again.

Although painting with water is a little messy, it is worth it. Using the paintbrush on the window is great for strengthening wrist and finger muscles that will help with writing. Want to sneak in a little learning? Talk about the colors, shapes, and sizes as your child decorates the tree.


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