Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
July 15, 2000 - Issue 14

Homemade Stickers

Make your own stickers with this projects. This is a recipe for you to make the adhesive for your own lick and stick stickers. Click on the link below and it will take you to a full size version which you can either print or save to your computer.

  • 1 packet (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon white corn syrup or sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon or vanilla extract

In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin into cold water. Let soften for 5 minutes. Pour boiling water into softened gelatin and stir until dissolved. Add corn syrup or sugar and extract. Mix well.

Brush the gum thinly on the back of the sticker. I find that it works better if you do a whole sheet and then cut after it's dried. The page will curl up but after it has dried you can press it under something heavy such as the phone book. When dry just moisten the sticker and apply.

The gum will gel overnight. Place the adhesive in a pan of hot water to return it to liquid state. You may store this in the refrigerator in a sealed jar for months. Have fun.


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