Sticker Crazy!

by Amy on August 17, 2009

sticker scenes for kids

My five-year-old has a long-standing obsession with stickers – she cannot ever have enough stickers!  If we are going to be taking a long drive or waiting somewhere, I can throw some stickers, paper, and crayons into my purse and we are good to go!  Peeling and placing stickers is a great activity for fine motor skills, too!

Sticker Pictures – This is the standard way stickers are used around here.  Both the girls especially love using animal stickers and drawing in the scenery/habitat.  We have also had fun adding stickers to landscape photos that we took on a nature walk.

Sticker Stories – We love to create rebus-style stories, replacing words with stickers.  Take dictation for the little ones, and let older kids write their own!

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Make-Your-Own Stickers – Back when I used to scrapbook on a regular basis, I bought myself this little Xyron 150 sticker maker.  It was really inexpensive (under $10) and the roll of adhesive seems to last us a really long time.  We print out clip art or the girls draw little things, then cut them out and run them through the Xyron – out comes a strip of your own stickers!

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Reusable Stickers – Yay for reusable stickers – less waste, still lots of fun! We love the ones made by Mudpuppy – beautiful illustrations and great quality, too.

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Happy playing!

{ 5 comments }

nadia August 17, 2009 at 11:53 pm

thanks for this great informative post.. i want to check out getting the xyron sticker maker and love the idea of replacing words with stickers

Diane August 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Love the idea about sticker stories. My daughter also loves stickers. Might try this one soon.
Blessings
Diane

Jennifer October 6, 2009 at 11:27 am

My son is also obsessed with stickers! He’ll cover a whole sheet in stickers…so I just slap some contact paper on top and turn it into an “I Spy” page for him to play with.

Laura Major February 20, 2010 at 11:51 am

That looks like a ton of fun! “I” Love stickers too, so I guess that makes me a Big Kid!? When I was teaching I believe you could have called me a “Sticker-holic” giggle, giggle. I still have a thing for the little devils, now I just use them to scrapbook!
I’m going to share your post with my friends!

Cassi September 9, 2013 at 9:13 pm

These are such creative ideas for stickers! I’ll be featuring this on The Crafty Crow!

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