A few painting techniques for kids to make notebooks for their friends.

Materials

Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

  • Contact paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil/eraser
  • Permanent marker
  • Paint
  • Paint tray
  • Notebooks (we used an unfinished kraft type)
  • Smock
  • Craft tray
  • Cotton swabs
  • Plastic sheet (acetate, laminating sheets etc.)

Directions

  • Draw and cut out a shape from contact paper for your notebook, making a sticker. You can use the shape itself or the outside of the shape which makes a stencil.

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Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

  • Peel off the paper from the back of your shape and adhere it to your notebook, assuring it has many contact on all edges or use your stencil in the same fashion.

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Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

  • Place your notebook in your craft tray and your paint in your tray.
  • Don your smock.

Dot Technique

  • Use your cotton swab tips to make little dots, covering your notebook.

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Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

Plastic Printing Technique

  • Use your cotton swabs to make lines on your plastic sheet. ¬†While it is wet, carefully put your notebook facedown (where the sticker is) onto the paint. Lift up carefully.

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Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

Both

  • Allow your notebooks to dry.
  • Carefully remove your stickers.

PeelingOff

  • Enjoy recording your drawings, thoughts, experiments etc. in your notebook- whatever you love! OR give it to a friend to do the same.

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Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

Contact Paper Stencil Notebook with make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities)

Purpose

  • Personalizing items

Safety Notes

  • Use scissors and permanent with care and direct adult supervision.
  • Be sure to use a smock and a craft tray to protect surfaces and your clothing.
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