After the success of our Elmer The Elephant Window Art Adam has been keen for us to do more contact paper craft. He recently got out his favourite collection of pom poms and tried to place them onto the window forgetting that the contact paper was no longer there. I decided to follow his lead with the pom poms and with Elmer Day just around the corner I couldn’t resist creating a Pom Pom Elmer The Elephant.
Using the same method as our Elmer The Elephant Window Art, I printed Twinkl’s Elmer image, placed it underneath contact paper and went over the lines with black permanent marker pen.
I then peeled the back off of the contact paper and positioned Elmer onto the window so that the sticky side was facing us. Sellotape is great for holding the contact paper in place.
Adam took his pom pom collection and started to fill each Elmer. The pom poms stuck easily to the contact paper but they could also be removed too. This meant that Adam could adjust where the pom poms were placed easily.
Adam looked closely at the Elmer illustrations and told me that no two pom poms could be next to each other that were the same colour. He also declared that Elmer the Elephant had several black sections and how he didn’t have any black pom poms. I guess I will be on the hunt for black pom poms now.
We decided that our Pom Pom Elmer Elephants would stay up as a process art piece. We were not interested in the final outcome but the fact that Adam could keep going back to his Elmer’s over several days and adapt the pom poms whenever he wanted.
It was a great craft activity for Adam to work on strengthening shoulder and arm muscles, developing gross motor co-ordination, learning to work on a vertical plane and focus on repeating patterns. I can imagine our Pom Pom Elmer The Elephants will remain on our window for some time.
Check out these pom pom crafts as part of the Kid Craft Challenge:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft by The Resourceful Mama
Spring Pom-Pom Tree by Raising Fairies and Knights
Elmer the Elephant by Adventures of Adam
Pompom Cupcake Pencil Topper by Teach me Mommy
Pom Pom Monsters by Kidz Activities
Pom Pom Pets by A Mommy’s Adventures
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