We got sticky during this week’s Toddlers, Twos, and Threes Art Group. Our burgeoning artists fashioned patterns and pictures from a supply of stickers that offered a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some of the youngest kids needed help from adults to peel the stickers off, but they had no problem deciding where those stickers were supposed to go – even if it meant the stickers were going on their shirts instead of their papers!
There are any number of ways to go about sticker art. We went with a simple model: Stickers in basic shapes and colors, black construction paper, and some white crayons to add drawings (if desired). If you want to get a little fancier, you can buy themed sticker packs at stationery stores, toy stores, and the children’s department of most bookstores. Draw or print out a picture and let your child embellish with stickers. Help them make a picture story out of stickers.
Want to keep the art supply budget low? Use laminated pages to allow for re-use.
Can’t find the stickers your kids desire? Help them design their own. Sites like StickerYou.com offer both a sticker printing service and kits to print stickers on your home printer.
Best thing about sticker art? So little mess! Once the kids were done, all we had to do was toss out the empty sticker sheets and put the supplies away. No handwashing or newspaper necessary!
Toddlers, Twos and Threes Art Group meets every Wednesday at 10 am and is open to all members and visitors (with paid admission to PTLL’s playspace). The group is run by Megan Spak and Elisabeth Moyer.