Indulge your artistic side by designing, making and arranging your own stickers in an album. Here are some easy steps to guide you through the process.
Sticker book fun – create your own sticker album
This article teaches you how to make a fun sticker book for yourself or your kids, and gives some ideas for arranging your stickers!
Stickers are a lot of fun for people of any age. For kids it’s a great way to exercise the creative instinct while doing something that seems like a game. Many people use stickers as a ‘reward system’ for their kids. And if you’re older, it can be a really good way to showcase your creative photos or artwork.
Here are some simple steps to help you create your own sticker book:
Step one: assemble what you need
- Three sheets of A4 paper
- Contact paper or waxed paper to make the pages more durable
- Something for fixing the pages together such as a stapler or hole punch
- Scissors, craft knife or paper cutter
- Pencil (and rubber for mistakes!)
- Label paper (available from self adhesive label manufacturers online or in high-street shops)
- Label maker or inkjet printer
- Ribbon, yarn or string
Step two: make the book
- Cover the front and back of each of the sheets of paper in contact paper or waxed paper.
- Cut each of the sheets of paper in half.
- Stack up the sheets and measure 1.5 inches from the top and 1.5 inches from the bottom to make spots for staples or hole punches. The spots should be about 0.5 inches in from the side of the paper.
- Staple or hole punch the paper stack along these lines. If using a hole punch, tie the pages together by threading the ribbon, yarn or string through the holes.
Step three: make the stickers
You can use photographic sticker paper to turn designs, photos or printed images into stickers. However, this is expensive and not always readily available.
Luckily, there are alternatives. For instance, a specialist label printer will let you simply feed a normal piece of printed paper into it. It comes out with peel-off adhesive, ready to be used as a sticker!
Alternatively, you can buy label paper to make your stickers. Just put it in your inkjet printer and print images from your computer, smartphone or the internet.
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Step four: fun ideas for arranging your stickers
- How to arrange them on a sheet: It makes a nice impression if you can fit as many stickers as possible on to each page. Arrange your stickers provisionally on the page before taking off the adhesive to get the plan right.
- How to sort them: You can arrange your stickers by colour, theme, or just the date that you created them. If the sticker book is for children, they can arrange their stickers around their school topics. You can even teach as you go – for instance, if the stickers show historical figures, you can make the children tell you about them before they get to stick them in.
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