July 17, 2013

Sticker-Marker-Paper Design

Sticker-Marker-Paper Design 

This colorful design was made from construction paper, stickers, and markers. Two year old Calvin and I made it this week. (Instructions are below) It was a 'redo' of a design we made a year ago.  I think it's fun to remake a design after a year has past. It's amazing to see the progress a year can make.    

This is the design Calvin and I made in April 2012 when he was just one year old. You can find instructions at Fun with Stickers For Little Artists.


  • Circle stickers were a challenge for Calvin during our April design.  Back then I had to loosen the stickers before he could peel them off.  But this time Calvin was able to peel and stick all by himself.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • Once he had placed all the stickers where he wanted, Calvin added marker lines.  Although he had a full pack of markers in front of him, orange was the color he used the most.  Favorite color? Time will tell. 

  • As he drew, Calvin repeated "around and around and around" as he kept drawing around and around.

  • And then he was done.

Extend the activity:

Calvin is not yet ready to draw a circle, but it won't be long. He is in a developmental stage called Controlled Scribbling'.  A child in this stage is able to stay on the page while drawing repeated motions, like around and around.  They can also copy an imperfect circle.

If you'd like more information about this stage or any other, check the references below.

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