Sticker Seal Gum
What you will make:
Follow this recipe to make homemade seal gum for stickers
and envelopes. With this
adhesive you will be able to make your own stickers from ordinary paper. Use
the seal gum on clip-art, pictures cut from wrapping paper,
images made from rubber stamps, or on drawings of your own design.
This lick and stick adhesive also works great on handmade
envelopes. Just spread the seal gum on the envelope flap and let it
dry. When you are ready to use the envelope, just lick it and stick
Related crafts: Check out the
craft project to see how to design and make your own custom stickers.
For envelope patterns and instructions for making an envelope in any
size, see the
Envelopes to Make
Caution: Recipe uses boiling water. Adult supervision is required!
- 1 packet (¼ ounce) unflavored gelatin
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- 3 tablespoons boiling water
- ½ teaspoon white corn syrup
- ½ teaspoon lemon extract
This recipe is rated EASY to make.
How to Make Sticker Seal Gum
Read all of the directions before starting.
- In a very small bowl (custard bowls and coffee cups work well), sprinkle gelatin into
cold water. Let soften for 5 minutes.
- Pour boiling water into softened gelatin and stir until
dissolved. (If you have trouble getting it to dissolve, bring it to a boil in
the microwave in just a few seconds.)
- Add corn syrup and lemon extract. Mix well. (The corn syrup and lemon extract are for
taste and can be omitted.)
To use it:
Brush gum thinly on the back of the sticker. The stickers will curl as they dry. This is okay. When dry,
store your stickers in a plastic bag or a small box. To use, moisten the sticker's
back and apply it to paper.
The gum will gel overnight. Return it to a liquid state by placing
the container of seal gum in a pan of hot water. Store the seal gum in a
small jar in the refrigerator.
That's it! Now make some
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