August 23, 2013

Paperweight From Stickers and Tile


Paperweight From Stickers and Tile





My two year old grandson made this interesting paperweight from a piece of tile and lots and lots of stickers.  It was so much fun for Calvin to make.  He worked on it an hour before dinner and forty-five minutes after dinner. When you're two years old, that's a very long time. I knew he was having a blast.





Procedure:



  • My job was to provide the tile and stickers.  


  • I had this piece of tile left over from our kitchen renovation, but any tile will do.  Ours was 4" square.






  • I purchased these stickers from my local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store.  You know those dollar bins on the way to check out?  Well...need I say more?






  • Calvin's job was to arrange the stickers.  First came the hearts. He was able to peel those off himself, which was fun for him and nice for me.






  • When the heart stickers were gone, Calvin opened the little book of stickers.  First he put on all the acorns, then all the flowers, etc.






  • Calvin put on layer after layer of stickers.  I think he ended up with 5 or 6 layers. 








  • The only thing that pulled him away from his stickers was Yo Gabba Gabba, his favorite TV show.



  • Now Neena has the paperweight on her desk, and I love it, especially because Calvin loved making it.





Extending the Activity:

Looking for more sticker art ideas?  Here are a few others.


















                            Do you have a comment or suggestion? I'd love to hear from you.









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