Contact Drawing Wall

Shannon Lush shows how to make a contract drawing wall for kids.

1. Make a contact drawing wall using a section of clear contact (as large as you like).
2. Firstly mist the wall with a mixture of dishwashing liquid (1 tablespoon) in a litre of water. This mix will give you flexibility when it comes to positioning the contact, enabling you to slide it easily into place – but it’s important you also mist the back of the contact as you work. The air bubbles (and any trapped water) come out when you smooth the contact down using a ruler applying firm but gentle pressure.
3. Hang the kids' pens on the wall (above the contact), with temporary hangers from Bunnings. The wall can be cleaned in the same way as a white board with a dry cloth and in the event you get tired of the contact itself - simply removed by running a line of tea tree oil along the top of the contact so it runs down behind the plastic and dissolves the adhesive, peeling off easily.
4. Encourage kids to draw on the contact (not the wall) by attaching some green and red sticky dots to the wall. Green on the contact for ‘go’ and red on the wall for ‘no’.

For more information and tips from Shannon, visit the Lush House show page here

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