These DIY sticker books are super fun for kids to make and enjoy. The wax…
This elegant and easy to make DIY Sticker book is great for Tween Girls (it even includes a pocket) but can also be used for younger kids. It’s a a great tool to encourage random acts of kindness towards siblings. Super easy to make just need 1 sheet of scrapbook paper and some wax paper.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, I’ve been thinking about new ways to help remind my daughters of all the different forms of love. Some of you might remember my post several years ago about Teaching Kids about Love on Valentine’s Day and All Year Long, and I’m still working on those lessons.
This year for our family love lesson, I’ve decided to try to work on my kids’ bickering issue.
We’re now entering the stage of not only fighting over toys, but also hair / beauty supplies and bathroom time!
Related: Check out my fave method for stopping arguments FAST (It’s a MUST for car travel)
So I’m trying a new idea to encourage them to just BE NICE to each other.
I’ve decided to go back to a tried and true method—Ye Old Sticker Book Reward System!
However—-this is NOT just any sticker book—it’s a SIMPLE yet SOPHISTICATED design worthy of the approval from the most chic and jaded tween girls.
Now, of course, if your kids are younger then you can be more cutesy. Go with whatever style works for you and your family. I just know the Tween years are a little trickier, so I wanted to speak to that age specifically.
How to design a sticker book for tween girls
I used paper from my own personal stash—a Parisian inspired collection to be exact.
I also used stickers that I knew my daughter would approve of—Happy Planner stickers from their high school/college targeted collection.
I also added a convenient pocket to stash notes or bonus stickers.
How to use the random acts of kindness sticker book
Brainstorm acts of kindness with your kids
We called a family meeting and discussed ways we can show love to each other as a family. I wrote all of the ideas down and posted them on our bulletin board….for those moments when my kids become “forgetful.”
Explain, to your kids, how the sticker book will be used
Set the ground rules. In our house, I told my girls that any time I catch them for doing something nice or saying something nice to their sister they’ll get a sticker.
BUT if they do something snarky or mean, or scream at each other, they’ll I’ll TAKE AWAY a sticker.
Thus the MAGIC of using Wax Paper!!!
Pretty simple concept, right?
I’m trying to help them form habits of positive behavior so it HAS to be simple.
I wasn’t sure if it would even really work but it’s been going well. And I’ve noticed my girls treating each other with more kindness.
If you try this, please send me a picture! I’d love to see it and feature you on my Instagram.
How to make your own Random Acts of Kindness Sticker Book
I decided to create an updated version of our old DIY Sticker book. Years ago, when my (now) tween was probably in first grade, we used to make sticker books all the time.
And this post: How to Create a Sticker book for Reusable Stickers is still one of my most searched articles.
Why wouldn’t it be? Stickers are one of those timeless collectibles that never get old.
1 sheet of 12 X 12 scrapbook paper
Some yarn (or ribbon) and a whole punch OR a stapler
Note about the internal pages:
There are 2 options.
If you want to be able to move your stickers around (And take them away if your kids are naughty) then wax paper is a Must! If you don’t care, then regular computer paper is fine. Just take several pieces of computer paper and fold them in half. You may want to trim the scrapbook paper a little so it lines up more uniformly.
If you decide to use the wax paper, follow the directions below.
Steps to Make your Tween-friendly sticker book
- Take your scrapbook paper and measure 3 inches up from the bottom (this is for the pocket).
2. Next, fold the bottom up 3 inches.
3. Fold the entire paper in half like a book. Now you have the base of the sticker book.
4. Let’s move on to the internal pages. Take your wax paper, measure it to 12 inches, then cut it.
Each 12 inch piece makes 2 pages. So if you want a book with 4 pages, cut 2 pieces of 12” Wide wax paper. If you’d like 6 pages, cut 3 pieces of wax paper, etc.
5. Open the paper book and lay the wax pages on top.
6. Secure the pages. You can either staple them OR bind them with yarn (or ribbon). To attach them with yard, punch 2 holes in the paper and then feed the yarn through. Be sure to weave the yarn over the vertical piece like so:
When you’re done, trim up any wax paper edges that extend beyond the cover and make sure you you cut the folds so you can open the pages.
- Tie and bow and you’re done!
You can also label the sticker book. I just used a Happy Planner sticker that says “Kind Heart.”
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