Do your little ones love stickers? As fun as they are, stickers can end up everywhere—on the walls, the car windows, the floor. When you try to peel them off, they inevitably tear and leave sticky residue. However, there’s a great craft that allows for kids to use stickers cleanly again and again: a reusable DIY sticker book.
A reusable sticker book is an excellent place for kids to store and play with their stickers. A perfect craft for a rainy day, the tutorial below will help you and your kids make an awesome keepsake for endless sticker playtime. Plus, there are free activity pages from Redbubble that you can print out and use in your own sticker book!
How to Make a DIY Sticker Book + Printable Activity Pages
1. Gather Your Materials
For this craft, you’ll need several 8.5 x 11 sheets of cardstock, clear wax paper from the grocery store, scissors, a hole puncher, twine, tape, a ruler, and a pencil.
2. Decorate the Cover
First, let your little one decorate a piece of cardstock to act as the front cover of your sticker book. Have them create their own design with markers, glitter, and drawings, or print out this cute cover and let them personalize it with their name.
3. Print Out Activity Pages
You can keep your sticker book pages blank if you choose, or you can download and print out the activity pages below on pieces of cardstock for some added entertainment.
Use these pages to create an exciting backdrop for your kids’ stickers. With character, animal, and plant-themed stickers, they can get lost in their imaginations while putting together interesting scenes and stories.
Fun With Adjectives
These pages make for a more educational yet fun activity. Each box corresponds to an adjective, like “colorful” or “courageous.” Kids can match different stickers to these descriptive words. The best part is that, after adding the wax paper in the next step, they’ll be able to play the adjectives game multiple times.
Just like a MadLibs game lets you make up silly stories with random words, this activity page allows you to create narratives with stickers. Fill in the blanks in the stories with different stickers, and then read the story aloud for some hilarious outcomes.
4. Tape Wax Paper Over the Pages
Once you have your front cover and activity pages printed out on the cardstock, it’s time to add wax paper to the pages.
Cut out pieces of wax paper to make them 8.5 x 11 inches, just like the cardstock pages. Then, tape the wax paper down onto each page. It should be transparent enough for you to see the activity page designs through the wax paper.
The wax paper is what makes this sticker book reusable. When placing stickers on the wax paper, you’ll be able to easily peel them off and use them multiple times.
5. Bind the Book Together
Now it’s time to bind the sticker book pages together. Arrange them in the order you want, with the front cover on top.
For a quick and simple method, staple the pages together. On the other hand, if you want a more book-like feel, use the hole puncher and twine to bind the book. This example uses four-hole Japanese binding, but you can also simply use small binder rings or paper fasteners.
6. Add Stickers
Your DIY sticker book is now done—it’s time to add the stickers! This book is the perfect size to fit both large and small stickers of every kind. The kids are sure to have tons of fun each time they get new sticker additions, and with the help of the wax paper, can rearrange them to their hearts’ content.