Make Rub on Decals

A very simple and creative idea to make your own rub on decals. It can't be easier than this!

Make Rub on Decals

What you need

8.5 x 11 Transparency or page protector
Computer printer with Mirror
Image settings
Paddle Pop Sticks


Using your computer program create your images and design.

Once you are happy with the design select “Mirror image” setting. This reverses the image. It is the same setting you would use for iron on papers etc.

Print on the glossy side of the transparency or on either side of a page protector.

You will need to let the ink dry for 10 minutes. Allow it to dry before touching it.

Once dry just use it like a regular rub-on. Use a Popsicle stick to rub it onto the surface with.

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  1. Didn’t work for me either with the transparency or page protector. And the ink was very light and rubbed right off.

    What did I do wrong? I have a HP Deskjet 4300

  2. Ink didn’t take to the page protector, can I use hair spray first before printing to make it set?

  3. I actually did try this project. it took a little practice (my printer is a piece of junk and there’s a paper jam every other print job) but i got it to work and it really does work. thanks a lot!

  4. Does this not work if you’re trying to do text? I hope it does!!!!

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