Homemade Stickers

Draw and color your design on white paper. Use the recipe and instructions below to make the adhesive to turn them into stickers.

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You’ll Need

* 1 packet (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
* 1 tablespoon cold water
* 3 tablespoons boiling water
* 1/2 teaspoon sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
* Paint brush

Sprinkle the gelatin in a small bowl filled with the cold water. Let the gelatin soften in the cold water for about 5 minutes.

Carefully pour the boiling water into the softened gelatin and stir until dissolved. Add the sugar and lemon extract and mix well.

Thinly brush the adhesive using a paint brush, on the back of the paper where you have created your “stickers”. This works best when you complete a full page of stickers. After you apply the adhesive and allow it to completely dry then the paper can be cut. If you do a whole sheet and then cut after it’s dried. The page will curl up as it dries but after it has dried you can press it under something heavy such as the phone book.

Once the adhesive is completely dried and “flattened” then the stickers can be cut out. Try to use the sharpest scissors available, this will give you nice clean sticker edges.

The left over adhesive will gel overnight. If you place the adhesive in some kind of container- like an old glass jar) in a pan of hot water it will return to a liquid state and you can use it again. If you are not going to use the rest of your homemade adhesive right away, it can be stored, sealed in a jar, in the refrigerator for months.

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