Friday, May 14, 2010

Making little stickers

This is a very easy, little project. It's so quick, you will have lots of time leftover to go outside and play! You can make your own stickers out of your doodles. If you're not sure what to draw, this is a perfect opportunity to make some Ed Emberley doodles or thumbprint drawings.

·Unsealed envelopes (maybe you can reuse envelopes from greeting cards you've been given, which are often nice paper and unsealed)
·Pens, pencils or crayons
·Tape (optional)

Draw a little doodle on the bottom-back of an envelope flap (the sticky part of the envelope has to be on the reverse side of your drawing). Cut out your drawing, preferably in a nice shape, lick back, stick. That's it! If you would like your sticker to be glossy, you can place some clear tape over your drawing before cutting it out (we didn't in these pictures). You should get 8-10 stickers out of an envelope.

We experimented with different surfaces and envelopes to see how well they stayed fast. Stickers stuck very well to uncoated paper, unvarnished wood; medium well to coated paper and poorly to hard surfaces like plastic and stainless steel (they fell off after a few hours).

Have fun!

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