Make This: Back-To-School DIY Stickers!

Ah, back to school. I remember doodling all over my notebooks and textbooks, which I thought made them look cool but was certainly not appreciated by my parents when it came time to return the latter. If your kids are anything like I was, help them add some flash to their gear without the hassle by having them create their own stickers using contact paper and sharpies. The best part about it is that they can layer the stickers they create and then peel them off when they get tired of them, without any mess!

What You’ll Need:

  • Contact paper (I used clear, but there’s a wide variety of colors and patterns to choose from)
  • Sharpie markers in different colors
  • A pair of scissors


  • Draw your design in sharpie on your contact paper. If you’re using clear contact paper, you can even trace over an existing drawing or design!
  • Cut out the design with your pair of scissors once it’s dry.
  • Carefully remove the backing from the contact paper and stick your design on a notebook or other surface.
  • When you want to remove the sticker, simply peel it off–it shouldn’t leave any sticky residue. And if your sticker is still intact, you could slap it on something else!

Tools of the trade


Draw your design


Cut it out…


Slap it on!

Other Ideas:

  • Create a collage sticker using images from magazines, decorative paper, etc.–lay your cut outs on top of the surface you want to stick them to, then cut a large enough piece of clear contact paper to cover the entire design. Peel off the backing and lay the contact paper on top of the design.
  • Running for class president? Stick a design onto some blank buttons to hand out for your campaign!
  • Celebrating a friend’s birthday? Decorate the inside of his or her locker with fun (and/or embarrassing) stickers!

Posted by: JC


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Filed under 6 to 12 year olds, Art Projects, Children’s art, Just for Fun, Parents

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