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How to make homemade stickers

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Yes, you can make homemade lick and stick stickers. If you want to make some too you will need gelatin, light corn syrup and flavoring extract. We used LorAnn’s flavoring (in apple) but you can also use the extract from the spice isle at the grocery store. You might try lemon.


Homemade Sticker Gum

1 envelope (1/4 oz)  unflavored gelatin

4 tablespoons boiling water

1 teaspoon light corn syrup

1/2 tsp flavoring extract

Add gelatin to the boiling water and stir until dissolved. Stir in corn syrup and flavoring.

sticker2Paint sticker gum on backs of pictures cut from magazines or pieces of wrapping paper.

sticker3After the backs of papers are coated allow to dry completely.


Once paper is dry use punches to cut out fun shapes from the wrapping paper. Once you have all of the shapes cut out —- lick lick away!

sticker5Then stick!


These stickers really work and the possibilities are endless. They could decorate note cards, lunch sacks, favor bags or make adorable stickers for gift wrapping with matching gift tags. Around here one special four year old has requested an alphabet book. Finding all of the letters and items that begin with the letters in our magazines will keep us busy!

Note: If you have left over sticker gum it will harden into a gel. To re-use, heat until it becomes liquid again.


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