When I was a kid, I collected.
I collected shells. I collected rocks. I collected leaves.
I collected Garbage Pail Kids, Cabbage Patch Dolls, and fish (dead ones).
There were drawers of erasers that smelled like fruit, pencils that glowed in the dark, and brightly colored rabbit’s feet key chains.
But, my all time favorite collectible was and still is THE STICKER.
Sea stickers, smelly stickers, wobbly eyed stickers.
I. just. love. stickers.
I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it. I want to go to the store right now and buy these cute little stickers I saw of these really cute, fuzzy, big-eyed hamsters.
Oh, don’t you worry. I will buy those stickers.
Why else would I have had four children?
Not to nourish and protect. No. That’s too hokey.
It was to have a reason to collect needless things, like. . . .stickers.
So, as luck would have it, I recently came across a kid, who looks an awful lot like me and apparently likes to collect. She’s been rummaging around the house looking for buttons, lint, and all sorts of useless things to collect.
Fortunately for her, I am the Sticker Queen. And I’m here to do her bidding. And your bidding. . . . . if your into this kind of thing.
This kind of fun thing.
This kind of colorful thing.
This kind of really wonderful happy thing.
Handmade Sticker Albums
These books are a great place to store stickers. The laminated pages make it a snap to pull off stickers and re-use in another location. Kids will love having a special place to store their new favorite collectibles.
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What will you need?
- A three ring binder
- 8 1/2 x 11 inch Plain Paper (Heavier Card stock is useful if you have it, but not necessary)
- 8 x 8 1/2 inch Colorful stationary or scrapbook paper (llighter colors and simpler patterns work better for showing off your stickers.
- Glue Stick
- Laminating Source (We go to Mardels, often near Hobby Lobby. You can laminate for 25 cents a foot to a width of about 24 inches. This entire project cost me $1.00 per book in lamination costs.)
- Hole punch
What to Do?
- Glue the stationary onto the heavier 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper.