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Budget: $$: How to Make Temporary Tattoos

Hey, friends! Today I’m excited to share that we teamed up with our friends at Canon USA to teach you how to make temporary tattoos!

You probably already know, I LOVE tattoos. If you don’t have any tattoos, you might not know this, but people tell me their tattoo “ideas” ALL the time. And they also talk to me about how they’re too afraid to get them. Haha—yeah, having tattoos is kind of like wearing a sign that says, “Talk to me about tattoos.” Haha!


Anyway! For that large population of y’all that are “too afraid”, there’s always these fun temporary tattoos. Great for kiddos too! OK, let’s get into it!

First up, print your tattoo designs on printable tattoo paper. You can use my design (below) or you can design your own. If you design your own, remember it needs to be an 8.5×11 inch file and you need to flip it (so it looks backwards) before you print it. I used my Canon PIXMA iP8720 printer for this project, which is my favorite printer because the quality of the print stays top notch, even when printing on different types of materials like we did for this project!

Tattoo Download, Click Here

Next, Follow the instructions on the temporary tattoo paper. Add the plastic film to the paper.

Next, cut out the tattoos you want to use. Remove the plastic film and stick the tattoo to your skin.

Next, use a wet cloth on the back of the tattoo paper. Then peel it off.

Easy, right? Then just repeat and add as many as you want!

Real vs. Fake. Haha!

If you guys make this project, please tag us on Instagram #ABMCrafty!

xx -Elsie


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