Kids love stickers. The only thing better than regular stickers is scented ones. This project is a twofer for parents or caregivers. Making and then sticking them will keep a child busy during the doldrums of summer or on a rainy day. The low cost of this project, made with materials most people have on hand or are readily available in grocery and craft stores, makes it a good one to do with multiple children.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Glitter pens
- Printer paper
- Small bowl
- Unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 tsp extract (e.g., vanilla, peppermint, lemon, almond)
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- Spray-on scents
- Cotton balls
Draw and colour a bunch of small sticker-sized images on printer paper. The more images the child draws, the more stickers can be made. Leave a little space around each image so it will be easy to cut them apart.
Pour 1 tbsp of cold water into a small bowl. Sprinkle a package of unflavored gelatin over the water and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Add 3 tbsp of boiling water to the bowl and stir until the gelatin is dissolved.
Add 1/2 tsp of extract and 1/2 tsp of sugar to the bowl. Stir well.
Using the paintbrush, apply a coat of the adhesive to the back of the decorated printer paper.
Allow the adhesive to dry completely (about 3 hours).
Lightly spray the front of the sticker page with a spray-on scent for children.
Cut out the individual images using scissors.
Wet the back of the stickers with a damp cotton ball. Stick where desired.
Tips and warnings
- Spray-on perfumes or scents designed for children are available at department stores and perfume stores.
- These stickers will remain stuck like their store-bought counterparts. Don't stick them anywhere you don't want a sticker to stay.
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