Often times kiddos finish their projects FAST, or there is just a lot of time left after a project. This is where the “extra” crafts projects come in. Luckily, I have armed myself with these extras to minimize mindless wandering, shenanigans, and high-energy dance contests in the studio. Today we did a project that is super fun and easy, and PERFECT to fill in some extra time while waiting for something else to dry. DIY STICKERS! They are super fun – and literally, all you need is: Paper, Markers or pens/pencils or both, clear packing tape, parchment paper, and scissors. THAT’S IT!!!
I had each kid take a plain white piece of paper and trace a small round shape – to get 8 circles on the page. (A good size is about the size of a Ritz cracker. I use this reference in making projects OFTEN!) We used a baby plant pot to trace which was the perfect size.
Now, with the circles drawn, each kid can fill each circle with little drawings of ANYTHING! I have this great Kawaii drawing book that I let them look at for references. (You can check it out by pressing that pink button down there). Their mini drawings were so adorable!
Now, the coloring happens. Everyone colored in their mini circle drawings.
Then, they cut each circle out. I am SO GLAD I finally ordered some leftie scissors! I don’t know what I was thinking NOT having some.
The next part is a tiny bit challenging – but stay with me.
Cut a piece of parchment paper that is about the same size as a regular sheet of paper – like 8.5 X 11. Put a few pieces of tape along the edge and tape it to the table.
Take some strips of the packing tape and start laying them on the parchment – sticky side down. Make sure to overlap each one so that you have like 4 strips overlapping – one atop the other, horizontally.
Take your colored paper circles and lay them down on top of the packing tape strips
Now take 4 more strips of the packing tape and tape those the same way you did before – but this time lay them ON TOP of the colored paper circles. We’re almost there!
Cut each circle out but make sure *and this is important* to leave a little edge around each one, about 1/8″.
Now – peel the parchment paper off of the back and STICK YOUR STICKER ANYWHERE! I gave each kid a small notebook to keep theirs in.
I love this activity. It is great for a rainy day or just a “hey kids let’s do a fun craft project now” project.
If you make any, please make sure to tag me on Instagram @thecraftsalon. I love seeing what everyone is making out there!
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