Kids Crafts: Sticker Fun

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By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.

Types of Stickers

Stickers may be the easiest craft supply to entertain kids. They’re easy to use and can be very beautiful! While stickers can be fun on their own, there are so many fun and creative ways to use them out there. Check out a few of our favorites.

Sticker Resist Painting - Peaceful Parenting

Sticker Resist PaintingPeaceful Parenting

Teach kids about shapes and let them create wonderful paintings with stickers! Using stickers as a kind of “stencil negative” is a fun way to take children’s art to the next level. Use alphabet stickers to spell out words, or different shapes to create unique artwork. Find shapes to match seasons and create personal cards!

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From Address Labels to Decorative Stickers

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By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.

I have more address labels than I know what to do with – I haven’t ordered them in years, they just come in the mail and keep on arriving. I hate to throw them out, but they’ve gotten to the point where they’ve now formed a pile. I needed to do something with them and realized that I could easily revamp them to make stickers for cards, envelopes, notes and various other items that I was already using stickers on.

What you’ll need:

Address labels
Mod Podge for paper
Colored cardstock
Scissors
Large Self-Adhesive Rhinestone

Bow punch
Embellishments

Step 1: Trim the address label if you’d like. You can usually make two stickers out of one address label. I was using a very wide one so I only slightly trimmed one edge.

Step 2: Use the Mod Podge to glue a piece of colored cardstock to the non-sticky side of the label, then trim to size. Make sure not to get glue on the sides of the label so the backing will be able to come off.

Step 3: Cut a thin sliver of another color cardstock – punch a bow out of the same color.

Step 4: Adhere the sliver of cardstock across the center of the label then glue the bow onto the center of it.

Step 5: Run your nail over the edges of the label to remove any glue so when you need to remove the backing, you’ll be able to do so without a problem.

Step 6: Attach the rhinestone to the center of the bow. Or any embellishment you prefer. You may want to use a strong glue to attach it so it adds some extra reinforcement, especially if you are mailing the envelope that the sticker is going on.

Mini Alpha Stickers

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By Scrapbook & Paper Crafts Contributor Jennifer, from the blog “So Many Products, So Little Time”.

I love to use Mini Alpha Stickers in my card marking.  I have a huge collection of various sizes, colors and fonts and I love that so many companies now create these tiny alphas.  Not only do they come in black and white, but they are now available in every color of the rainbow, so they can match any project.  If you aren’t a card maker, they are also great for journaling on a layout or in a mini album.

To make this card:

  • Create a card base from white cardstock or use a premade card base.  You can also make the card base from the patterned paper – if it’s a two sided paper, you end up with a colorful inside to the card. I used My Little Shoebox “Green” Collection papers & stickers.
  • Affix journaling sticker and tree sticker.  Cut another tree from patterned paper and adhere using pop dots for dimension.
  • Add jewels to the tree trunks.
  • Use the Mini Alpha Stickers to spell the sentiment.
  • If you do not have this paper collection don’t worry.  You can use other stickers and papers and just use my card as a sketch to get you started.  

Twine Projects

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

I have a soft spot in my heart for twine, twine of all sorts. I think it all started when I saw a photo, years ago, of a row of twine balls sitting in funnels, hanging on a wall. So simple, so practical and so pretty! Since then, I’ve kept a variety of twine in the house for all sorts of projects. Especially kid projects! A few spools of twine has saved many a kid “mommy I need!” moment! As well as collecting twine, I collect twine crafts! Because if you have the twine…you might as well use it to make pretty things! Here are a few of my favorites!

Packaging Stickers or Labels by In the Clear Etsy Shop

Packaging Stickers by In the Clear Etsy Shop

Simple and perfect! Am I right? Who wouldn’t want to recieve a gift tied up like this? And what a fabulous way to wrap up something homemade? I just love the combination of bakers twine and buttons. So lovely!

Glass and Twine Lanterns - Available at Terrain

Glass and Twine Lantern SetAvailable at Terrain

These lanterns! So elegant and yet also so without pomp! They look retro and modern, exotic and classic all at once! What a great way to reuse old jars and turn them into something awesome! I can see them all lined up along the edge of a patio or hanging along the inside of a window, looking all pretty and charming, can’t you?

Jute Crochet Technique - Umelecky

Crochet Twine TechniqueUmelecky

I’m a total yarn nerd, I admit it. So combining yarn, which I love love love, and twine, which I also love love love, is just about the most perfect idea I’ve ever seen. While this project makes pretty little mats, you could use this trick to form bowls, vases or baskets as well. I bet you could even go super size with this using thick twine or rope and bulky yarn and make a cool floor mat! So much fun!

What is your favorite twine craft? Have you used twine in a project lately? Send us some photos! We’d love to see! And check out these and other twine craft projects on our Craft Trends Pinboard.

Red Composition Notebook

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By Guest Blogger Tina from the blog Crafted Living

As the Writer, Photographer, and Creator of Crafted Living, Tina gives step by step tutorials for creative cardmaking, recipes, and inspiration for living crafty.

Red Notebook

While on vacation in Denver, we spent lots of time with our dear friends and I wanted to give each person something special as a thank you.  Our friends’ daughter loves to make lists and keep notes so I thought this notebook would be perfect for her.  You need the following tools and supplies:

Cut three pieces of red patterned paper for the front and back.  Run these pieces through the Xyron.  Adhere the top and bottom piece and end with the middle piece so it overlaps the other two.  Trim to fit the book.  Place 1/4″ adhesive tape over the black binding and red patterned paper.  Place the ribbon on top of the tape and press.  Punch to make the circle medallion for the monogram.  Adhere a sticker or in this case, cut out the S from Folk Art Festival cartridge at 1 1/2″.

I purchase the composition books during the Back to School sales and often pick them up for 50 cents each.  These books make great gifts for kids of all ages and can be personalized for each recipient.

By The Month Card Organizer

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

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Keep all your cards handy and organized by month with this DIY tutorial!

All of us have different ways of organizing the cards we’ve made, but what about having them organized as they are needed?  This By the Month Card Organizer is the answer to that problem.  Place the cards in the 12 pockets and have them ready to send as needed.

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Congratulations Card Using the Partial Die Cut Technique

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Peg Rounds
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Congratulations Card and Partial Die Cutting Technique

Are you looking for a different look for your cards?  Do you want a new technique to use?  Try this partial die cut technique to add a new look and excitement to many of the card types you already make!

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