The other day when we had an unexpected morning free it seemed just the thing to try- we had all the materials on hand and we could make it last as long or as short as we liked.
The basic idea is to tape contact paper onto a table, sticky side up. Little G enjoyed the sensation of the stickiness even before we put anything on it. Couldn't keep her hands off of it!
I think maybe next time, we'll try taping it to the wall instead for a new perspective.