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Project

Notebook Labels

Introduction

For kids, getting new school things is an exciting annual ritual. They can make it even more fun with these stickers, which can be used to trim notebooks, folders, lunch boxes, and more. Some can serve a practical purpose in the classroom, identifying a book's subject or owner. Other stickers will simply brighten up surfaces with their cheery designs. Kids can sign on the lines provided and then place on the front or on the inside cover.

Make a set with just a couple of tools -- a computer and an ink-jet printer (or color copier) -- plus some basic stationery supplies. Print lots of stickers at once so children can continue to use them throughout the school year -- and share with a few lucky friends, too. After decorating school supplies, use extra stickers on notes, journals, or pads.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Print these designs onto full-page self-adhesive sticker sheets, available at office-supply stores. 

  2. Step 2

    Cut out, following dotted lines for bookplate stickers and leaving a narrow border of white around the others.

Source
Martha Stewart Kids, Fall 2005

Reviews (22)

  • jennifer19737 6 Feb, 2011

    i oove labeling my notebooks and specially now that i can get these stickers to labels !!

  • Anna1986 2 Sep, 2009

    I'm on college, and I still wrap up all my books, and put stickers on. You can never be too old for something like that. For some books I simply printed otu some picutres from internet, and on others I've put vintage sickers that I found in the basement. So nice... ^.^

  • skyeyes 25 Aug, 2008

    I sent these, along with some spiral notebooks and folders, to my niece who is a freshman in college. She put the stickers on the inside of the notebooks. Yes, the stickers are a bit "young" for college but she loved them! You can never outgrow a sense of humor.

  • CraftyMom94 22 Aug, 2008

    It's funny how some of those who complained about grammar left messages with spelling and punctuation errors! Lighten up-- the text is part of the art, and unlike some of you, I think the kids will actually get it. ~English major

  • Jenndowns 20 Aug, 2008

    Like the aviable artwork or not, it is a good idea. Kids love stickers. Use the idea as a springboard to create your own. It's defentely gender specific. My daughter loves having stickers on snacks and lunch. My son couldn't care less.

    Look at the "Lunch Labels" on this site. The pictures are very cute, great pics for little boys' lunches and snacks.

  • rara4h 20 Aug, 2008

    I agree the saying on the stickers are very strange and some of them seem to reinforce negative thoughts about school.
    weird.

  • chickengranny 20 Aug, 2008

    Its suppose to be fun and cute like it is....who cares if there are no caps? Gees I think they are adorable! Let the kids have fun.

  • brendamoffatt 20 Aug, 2008

    I agree with deedee and wduke 2.The pictures are not very appealing and the grammer is even worse.I will use the outlines,but add my grandsons designs.

  • emptynester 20 Aug, 2008

    These are great. I did somthing like this for my granddaughter for Kindergarden. I put her picture on the label since she couldn't read yet and her school and teacher's name also. That way things got back to her if she left them somewhere.

  • deebeee 19 Aug, 2008

    This label is so weird -- "if i had bad thoughts i would write them in this diary." Huh, bad thoughts, like what BAD thoughts. Kind of creepy. Don't like this project at all.

  • nedy 19 Aug, 2008

    I think they are cute. Although I do think that proper use of the English language is important.
    I have actually opted for taking the idea and creating my own labels with images that I like better. I love the way computers allow you to make pretty much anything you want if you have the inclination.

  • wduke2 19 Aug, 2008

    I don't like the fact that they don't capitalize" I " either. After all, it is for school.
    I think the idea is cute but the pictures are really not very.

  • bquilter 19 Aug, 2008

    I was going to download for my grandkiddies, but I won't be. If these are for kids' notebooks, the English language should be used correctly. They may be cute, but why oh why did you not capitalize the "I"?

  • Mwaa 19 Aug, 2008

    uhhhh...i would see these being VERY useful as a label for a spiral notebook with notes or homework for that particular class.

  • veena27 19 Aug, 2008

    I think they are totally awesome and cute!

  • JaybirdTX 19 Aug, 2008

    Cute idea, but my experience is that label stickers will not adhere to a notebook long term. I have tried lots of different kinds, with NO luck!

  • busstopjc89 19 Aug, 2008

    sooooo....Let me get this straight, you get a sticker and put it on a book.......

  • BellaDomestica 19 Aug, 2008

    These are so cute! I might be too old for these, but I don't care. I am going to use them this fall on my college books!

  • KathieMI 19 Aug, 2008

    Very cute, but why is the word I not capatalized? This always bugs me!

  • Nayda 19 Aug, 2008

    Thank you Martha! I was looking for these labels on the internet, ah! you always read my mind, LOL

  • Sanam 15 Jun, 2008

    Oh, these labels are wonderful. I needed them desperately for my son who is going to start his school in September. Thanks Martha.

  • zaftiq 25 Feb, 2008

    Sooo cute. I'd totally use these even though I'm not a little kid in school any more. Would have been great in college. :)