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Stickers from Scratch

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 3 2002


The only thing more fun than collecting stickers is having a sticker collection you've designed yourself. Choose images from wrapping paper or magazines and cut out along outlines, or punch shapes from decorative papers using a craft punch. Once backed with glue and allowed to dry, they can be remoistened later and stuck on notebooks, lunch bags, stationery -- just about anything.


  • White Elmer's Washable School Glue

  • White vinegar

  • Small paint or pastry brush

  • Scissors or a craft punch


  1. In a bowl, mix together white Elmer's Washable School Glue with an equal amount of white vinegar until you have a thin, milky liquid. Using a small paint brush or a pastry brush, smear the back of the paper sparingly with the glue mixture.

  2. Allow to dry, apply a second coat, and allow to dry again. Then use scissors or a craft punch to cut out desired shapes. Although the glue is nontoxic, it doesn't taste very good, so for a mass sticking, use a dampened sponge to moisten the back of stickers.

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