If you like the idea of sharing your thoughts, interests, and mottoes with the rest of the motoring public (but cringe at the thought of being stuck with the same bumper decor until your vehicle is ready for trade-in), we've got just the thing: do-it-yourself bumper stickers that come off almost as easily as they go on.
To make one, first decide what kind of statement you and your kids want to make. "My other car is a tricycle," "Honk if you believe in fairies," "Kid-powered," and "Is it summer vacation yet?" were a few of our staff favorites.
|Prep Time: Under 1 hour|
|What you need:|
|Colorful bumper-sticker-sized card stock
Opaque paint pen or black permanent marker
Clear polyester tape or self-laminating tape
Indoor/outdoor carpet tape
|Seasons: Year round|
|Materials: card stock|
|1.||Measure your car's bumper to determine the dimensions of your sticker, then design your sticker in pencil on a piece of colorful, appropriately sized card stock. Trace over the pencil marks with an opaque paint pen (sold in many craft stores) or black permanent marker. Allow the ink to dry completely.|
|2.||Cut out the shape and cover both sides with strips of clear polyester tape or self-laminating sheets, smoothing out any air bubbles and leaving a 1/2-inch-wide border around the edges. Trim the tape or laminate border to no less than 1/4 inch, then add strips of indoor/outdoor carpet tape to the back of your bumper sticker.|
|3.||To mount your sticker, clean off a spot on your car's bumper, peel the backing from the carpet tape, and set it in place.|