Stickers for boys. Or girls. Cool how that works.

Imagine a knight in his breeches. It’s up to you to put the correct clothing and armor on him. Without the proper threads, he’s absolutely lost. What’s a lad to do? We’ve seen paper dolls before, which almost always cater to girls and often involve ballerinas, fairies, and princesses. But these? Different.

Usborne Activities takes sticker dressing in an entirely new direction with their Sticker Dressing Knights. We’re talking jousting and shiny armor. Children learn about different types of knights, as well as the associated garb, with easy-to-follow directions; although younger ones may need some assistance with the reading component. My littlest guy put the stickers wherever he darn well pleased, and that was fine too.

Stickers are a form of expression for kids that is relatively cheap, eye catching and travels well. The chance to turn them into a historical tool now is just plain cool. –Eva

Sticker Dressing Knights is available at your independent bookstore or online at Usborne

Eva Glettner is a lover of street art and skateboarding, the blogger behind Skate Mamas, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks


  • Reply July 15, 2011


    This is awesome! I have three boys- the oldest is 2.5, so I know this isn’t for them yet- but he LOVES stickers. I was trying to remember the other day those cling things they had when we were little. They weren’t stickers- colorforms? They would cling to the boards? My memory is hazy…but my son would love that too. Thanks for thinking of the boys!

  • Reply July 18, 2011


    We discovered USborne sticker books last summer and they are wonderful! Both my boys and my daughter have enjoyed these sticker books. I bought one for each of them for our recent 5 hour plane ride and they helped a ton!

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