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
Large Self-Adhesive Rhinestone

Bow punch

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.  

National Craft Month Drawing Winner!

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It’s time to announce the winner of our 2014 National Craft Month Drawing! All of your craft tips were wonderful and so inspiring. It was a lot of fun to read each and every one of them. Here is our 2014 winner…

Craft Month Drawing Winner

There were so many great tips this year, everyone can benefit from a few more tips from there fellow crafters. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Ask the Experts: Creative Craft Uses

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

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Avery Adhesive Wall Pocket

 Q:  What is a good way to store stickers and small chipboard pieces?

A:  The Avery Adhesive Pockets are a good way to keep smaller, easily lost items.  They attach easily to a wall, door or even a decorated piece of wood.

We R Memory Punch Boards

Q: Is there a way to make a liner for a handmade envelope?

A:  Yes, there is and it’s really easy.  Use the Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers to make the envelope and then make a smaller size that will fit inside of it for the liner.

Le Plume Blender

Q: How do you get ink off an area of a stamp that you don’t want in that color?

A:  A blender pen is a good way to lift off ink from a stamp that has one color already on it.  After you have used the pen to remove the ink that you don’t want, you can use a marker to add the chosen color.

Darice Argyle Embossing Folder

Q: Are embossing folders only used for backgrounds?

A:  No, they can be used as a focal point to a card or layout simply by cutting out a section of it or use it with a die and give texture to the shape cut out by using the die.

Paper Accents Chipboard Tags  

Q: Are there any fun ways other than ribbon to attach a tag to things?

A:  Try using the small decorative clothes pins, thin tags can be adhered to things like card stock using brads and 3-d adhesives help them stand up off the project and adheres them to it at the same time.

Doll Sized Notebooks

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

DIY Doll Sized Notebooks

Mini Doll Sized Notebooks

My daughter is obsessed with her 18” dolls. We have been making a lot of accessories for them as projects that she and I can do together. This project uses the paint chips that are found at the local home improvement stores and plain paper. Another thing my child does is collect these paint chips every time we go to the store. It makes use of those cards which might otherwise get tossed out.



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10 Ways to Avoid Getting Pinched on St. Patrick’s Day

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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!

Were you one of those kids that always wore the smallest, most insignificant amount of green that you could on St. Patrick’s Day? For some reason, that was me. I’d wear green nail polish on one finger, or green underwear, or a green necklace hidden in my shirt. I loved fooling people into pinching me on St. Patrick’s Day. You got to pinch anyone who pinched you! Talk about payback. As an adult, I kind of hold on to this tradition. Not to pinch people, but I still avoid my green shirts and dresses and opt for a more subtle but still festive approach to avoid the dreaded pinch. Here are some great ways to avoid the pinching and still celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Clover Tattoo - Modern Parents, Messy Kids

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Keep a homemade temporary tattoo hidden behind a sleeve, or wear it loud and proud on your hand.

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