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How to Make Your Own Cricket Bat Stickers

    Step 1

    Wipe the bat with a soft cloth to remove large pieces of dirt and debris. Then use a household cleaner to wipe the surface again. Stickers adhere more easily to a clean surface.

    Step 2

    Using the paper on which you want to create your sticker design (either colored or white), sketch out the dimensions of the cricket bat to establish your workable area.

    Step 3

    Draw your personal sticker design within the marked area.

    Step 4

    Adhere carpet tape (double-sided tape) to the back of the paper on which you have drawn your sticker. For a 4-inch sticker, use two pieces of 2-inch wide tape to cover the back surface. Make sure that the tape extends to the end of the image, covering the entire picture backing. This creates the sticky side of your homemade sticker.

    Step 5

    Use scissors or a paper cutter to cut around your image, creating the desired sticker size for your bat.

    Step 6

    Coat the custom sticker with acrylic spray to make it more robust for outdoor play.

    Step 7

    Remove carpet tape backing by peeling it off, and adhere your homemade sticker to the clean surface of your cricket bat.

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Tips

  • Use plastic carpet tape, as opposed to cloth carpet tape, which can be difficult to cut.
  • Use wider carpet tape for fewer gaps between tape. For large stickers, an acceptable gap is an eighth of an inch. For a cricket bat size, use two pieces of 2-inch wide tape.
  • The acrylic spray does not make your sticker waterproof. Wipe bat after each use to prolong the life of your stickers.

Warnings

  • Use acrylic spray in a well-ventilated area to avoid inhalation.

Things Needed

  • Cricket bat
  • Scissors
  • Carpet tape
  • Household cleaning spray
  • Acrylic spray
  • Ruler

About the Author

Jennifer Tanzman has been writing since 2005. She has been published in "Acta Astronautica," "Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics" and "Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest." Tanzman earned a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Binghamton University.

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