Making mandalas is the next step in the process of children's self-taught art skills. This consists of combining two of the basic shapes they have made.
Although full of scribble, the circle can still be identified with the cross in the centre.
Through observations, it is evident that the Greek cross and the diagonal cross are children's most preferred shapes.
By the age of three or four, children will start to experiment with combining ovals or rectangles with a Greek cross or diagonal cross to form mandalas.
This is a key part of their developmental sequence. The circle with the cross inside is found throughout the world and it appears to be a natural sequence in children's art.
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