Homemade stickers are a fun craft for children and adults to work on together. Stickers can be just for fun or to use as labels. Simple supplies are all you need. You can make homemade stickers for special occasions such as holidays or birthdays or as a creative learning activity.
Things You'll Need
- White printer paper
- Ink stamps
- Stamp pads
- Tempera paint
- Measuring spoons
- White vinegar
- Unflavored gelatin
- Flavored extract
- Hot pad
Lay a piece of white printer paper on a work surface. Printer or copy paper is thin enough to stick well once the adhesive is on, without falling apart, like construction paper.
Create your sticker designs using a variety of craft supplies such as stamps and ink pads of different colors, crayons and tempera paints. Don't use markers or watercolor paints, as the colors run when you apply the sticker adhesive to the back of the stamp.
Measure 6 tbsp. of white vinegar. Pour it into a pan and bring to a boil.
Add four 1 oz. unflavored gelatin packets to the boiling vinegar. Stir the combination well until the gelatin is dissolved.
Remove the vinegar and gelatin combination from the heat and place it on a hot pad.
Add 1 tbsp. of flavored extract such as peppermint or vanilla to the sticker adhesive so it has a palatable flavor when you lick your stickers. Allow the sticker adhesive to cool until it's warm to the touch, but not too hot.
Brush the sticker adhesive to the back side of your stickers using a paintbrush. Let the sticker adhesive dry completely, then cut your stickers into the appropriate size.
Wet or lick your sticker at the time you want to use it. Place the sticker on the intended surface and press the edges flat to affix the sticker.
Tips & Warnings
- Store unused stickers in an envelope, wrapped in wax paper so they don't stick to one another.
- Supervise children so they don't adhere their stickers to furniture, floor or wall surfaces.
- Photo Credit stickers image by Unclesam from Fotolia.com crayons image by CraterValley Photo from Fotolia.com
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