Shop
01543

Make your own paper stickers

 
Make your own paper stickers with the kids with these easy instructions. Homemade paper stickers are a cheap and fun craft activity that toddlers and preschoolers will love doing.
Make your own paper stickers with the kids with these easy instructions.

Homemade paper stickers are a cheap and fun craft activity that toddlers and preschoolers will love doing. 
 

Make your own paper stickers

 

What you'll need to make your paper stickers

 
  • 1 packet unflavoured gelatin (125g)
  • Half a cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • Small bowl
  • Sheets of white paper
  • Crayons and/or felt tip pens
  • Scissors
  • Small paint brush
 

How to make your paper stickers


1. Mix the gelatin, boiling water, sugar and vanilla essence in the small bowl and set it aside to cool.

2. Draw small colourful pictures on the paper using crayons or felt tip pens.

3. Cut out the pictures, paint the backs with the gelatin mixture and set out to dry. Once completely dry, reapply another coat of the gelatin mixture and wait for the stickers to fully dry again.

4. Once the paper stickers have dried and you're ready to use them, lick or dampen down the backs of the stickers with a little water and stick them to a piece of paper to create your own piece of art, birthday cards and more!
 

Tips for your paper stickers

 
  • Thin paper is likely to curl, so you can just flatten it with a book when the stickers are thoroughly dry.
 
  • If you still have some of the gelatin mix left over once you've finished your artwork, store it in a glass jar with a lid in the fridge. Just gently heat up the jar in a pan of hot water until the gelatin mixture is the right consistency.
 
  • Instead of drawing designs for the paper stickers, you can cut out shapes from magazines and wrapping paper or print some designs off then cut them out.

More kids activity articles to enjoy: Source: BJ's Childcare Services.
Image source: Pinterest
Enquire

You might also be interested in ...

Top toys for Christmas 2018

Top toys for Christmas 2018

Need some inspiration for your kids Christmas presents? We take a look at what’s popular and on the must have list for Christmas 2018. From new twists on favourites from the past few years to more traditional presents and some Christmas gifts that are just that little bit crazy! With so many toys to choose from it’s sometimes hard to know where to start.
Boredom busters

Boredom busters

Your kids have all the toys in the world, but still they cry, “But I’m bored ....”. Here are some great ideas which will have you fully armed for next time they think they have nothing else to do!

join us

Join us on social media for all our latest news.
facebook twitter pinterestInstagram
 

sign up

Sign up and receive our latest newsletters.
First/Last Name*
Email*
Town/City*
 

contact us

mailinfo@under5s.co.nz
 
advertise with us