Kid's Craft Saturday: DIY Stickers using Xyron Sticker Maker
Happy Saturday! My kids have been looking forward to this craft all week long. Although this craft could have been more detailed using more items, I used what we had around the house already and made it simple enough that all 3 of my children could participate without as little assistance as possible. I find that when my children are able to complete a task with little help, especially in creating something, they feel more independent and accomplished.
Today's craft consists of making stickers that are either permanent or re-positionable. I used construction paper, scissors, glue, stickers, tracing paper, colored pencils (pretty much any craft supply I could think of that we had to make stickers), Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker with both permanent refill and repositionable refill. I have included pictures and some clickable links for your convenience if decide to try the craft yourself.
Making a sticker is super easy and the kids loved it, because they were able to be creative in an individual way. First we just cut out various shapes or size of construction paper (being sure it was small enough to fit in the sticker maker).
Next we decorated the paper however we chose by using stickers, markers or other shapes of construction paper. Once we decorated how we liked we then fed the object through the sticker maker.
Once you feed the object through, you will tear it off then rub from one end to the other, making sure that the entire back of the object gets sticky.
Next we peel the plastic off the top and then remove the object from the white backing. The entire back of the object should be sticky to the touch.
The sticker in the picture happens to be repositionable. I have a few pictures of the sticker being placed on a wall and then being removed. My oldest (in the picture) rubbed the wall when I asked him to remove it and said, "wow the wall isn't even sticky!"
It was a fun project because it didn't take much and the kids were allowed free creative reigns. If you try this or have a similar super easy craft, share a link or picture below so I can take a look.