Stick ‘em up: Encouragement with Bitmoji stickers

When Susann Shooman, a member of my Twitter PLN (@azucena77), shared the brilliant idea of making her own stickers using her Bitmoji avatar, I knew right away that I needed some too! (Who needs to work on projects with deadlines when you can make fun stuff instead?!)

I tweeted a pic of my first draft & it was a hit. Noah Geisel (@SenorG) wrote a blogpost about the idea here–again, thanks to Ms. Shooman for the original inspiration.

Want to make your own? Here are some logistics to make it easier:

  • 1″ Avery round stickers #5410 worked out to be a good size. At about $3 for 600 stickers, Amazon had the winning product. So much so that I accidentally bought 2!
  • Create your Bitmoji through the Bitmoji app. I made mine on my phone. Set your phone’s language to the language you want to use for your stickers and it makes the adjustments for you. Save each Bitmoji you want to use as a photo. As a lifelong Cubs fan, my Bitmoji self is sporting corresponding fan gear; I looked around for a Barca version for my TL stickers, but didn’t have any luck.
  • Use Avery’s online label design site to create your stickers by uploading the pictures you saved. Simply drag & drop the pics, then resize as needed. Save the file when you are finished, and you can print it as often as you wish.
  • A printing tip that stumped me for a bit: the directions on the Avery site tell you to use printer settings for “labels”, but I could not find such a setting. After fiddling around a bit, I found that setting the paper size to 4×6 worked like a charm.

I think my students will get a kick out of the personalized stickers as I use them to encourage them on their language journey. Now if I could only figure out how to make them scratch & sniff too…

First printed set hot off the presses

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