There's no denying that stickers are a major part of any childhood; whether scored at school or traded with siblings, they're a great way for kids to use their imaginations. Entertain your tot with these sticker books on everything from dump trucks to Disney princesses, and watch them peel away.
Winter can call for a little — OK, a lot — of creativity. Get some help (and get your kids away from the television) with these five supercreative new toys. From an affordable, make-your-own model that your lil one will spend hours designing online to a book with incredible disappearing-ink technology that requires some fun and time-consuming interaction, these toys are totally worth the cost. Now how many days do we have until Spring?
With more and more schools adding computer classes to the lower grades creative memorization techniques are key. Parents everywhere teach the alphabet through pictures, so why not teach typing the same way? That was designer Christopher Monro Delorenzo's approach when he created these charming Picture Keyboard Stickers ($12) for tiny typists. If your child is a visual learner these may be the ticket to typing triumph.
I've waxed poetic about keyboard shortcuts (for both my computer and for Gmail) but I know some of you may have a hard time remembering the commands. If you were born with a bad memory, or just get the commands you do remember mixed up with others, there is help. Help in the form of this iMac Apple Shortcuts Sticker ($24), which lives right on your iMac's (or Cinema Display's) stand.
All the basic Mac commands are at your fingertips, so you can open Apple this, and open Apple that till your project is done. Kinda makes you want to DIY one of your own, doesn't it? You can buy printable sticker paper at your local office supply store or online, but if you're crafty, you can attempt the homemade kind.
Fine restaurants have children's night so mom and dad can dine and their youngster can tear up their napkin or shriek and no one minds, but what happens when the parents take their kiddo to another eatery? Some businesses make a kind and concerted effort to accommodate children from small shopping carts at the grocery story to rolls of stickers, lollipops, and balloons upon entrance or exit. Mothers who are just trying to get through daily tasks and errands with their lil ones are often grateful for these goodies. But the freebies aren't all sunshine and rainbows, a mom may end up spending a portion of her day peeling stick-um off her car seats and windows, consoling a hysterical tot when their balloon flies away with the wind, or prying candy from the firm fist of a baby. Do you welcome kid-geared goodies or wish companies didn't give offer them?
I recently discovered I have a love/hate relationship with wall decals. I am tempted to buy one, but have a feeling that I'll find one I love, spend all day applying it, then get sick of it shortly thereafter. Why take the plunge if you're already doubting your intentions?
Thankfully, I found one that I think I could live with: the Before Leaving Checklist from Hu2 Stickers. For around $22, you'll never forget the essential items you need during your day. I can't tell you how completely helpless I feel when I forget my phone, so having this little reminder stuck to the wall by my front door would be pretty invaluable. Of course, I could just make it a habit of tossing all my gadgets and essentials onto a simple charging station when I get home so I don't forget them on my way out. Decisions, decisions.
Around here, no one looks down on the adult ownership of stickers. In fact, this sort of thing is encouraged at geek, because I keep finding more and more geeky stickers! Check out my faves, which I'd put on my binder or bumper any day of the week.
I think I'd be similarly safe with the Office Graphic Stickers ($7) — sure, they're vinyl stickers like you had as a kid, but with a decidedly grown-up theme. Floppy discs, USB ports, computer ports — slap these geeky stickers wherever you want to fool someone.
I'm thinking of just sticking the ports on my forehead as a social statement.
My geeksugar readers, I know some of you love Hello Kitty. And I know some of you love Star Wars. Do you love both?! If so, then meet Hello Wars, a series of stickers that puts Star Wars characters' faces on Hello Kitty faces and then renders them in sticker form!
Each awesome sticker is just $1 each, which means I'll be spending my whole allowance on these and covering my binder with them. I am not too old for stickers.
By the looks of things Twitter mania isn't ending anytime soon folks, so you better start thinking of novel ways if you want to increase your amount of followers. A company that's already cashing in on the Twitter craze is Sticky Twits, which makes vinyl stickers with people's Twitter URLs on them. Straight from Australia, this company that I spotted on TrendHunter says that you can put your stickers on anything and everything including windows, cars, and computers. A pack of 30 multicolored stickers will set you back about $11. The company will ship internationally. Tweet tweet!