In the craziness and excitement of theme parks and amusement parks, it can be easy for a child to get lost. There was a scary while during our trip to SeaWorld San Antonio when my friend’s daughter was lost for almost an hour. This summer, we won’t be going anywhere without these DIY Temporary Safety Tattoos.
I’ve seen many people who take a Sharpie and write their phone number on their child’s arm. Permanent markers are hard to remove and can contain toxic materials. I wanted something that wouldn’t be difficult to wash away at the end of the day, and wouldn’t be harmful to my son.
I did a bit of research and found this temporary tattoo paper from Silhouette. Then, I designed some easy tattoos where I could input my phone number. I just printed the tattoos on the paper using my ink jet printer. Easy, simple, and much cheaper than ordering these from a website.
Here’s a free printable Photoshop template that you can use to print your own. Simply download the file (you’ll need to unzip it), open the document, go to Layers, and change each phone number layer to your phone number (they are colored red).
Click here to download the template.
Note: You will need Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to open and edit it.
Print the image onto the tattoo paper (I used this Silhouette paper) and follow the instructions on the package to apply the adhesive. I did not use a Silhouette machine to create ours — just my ink jet printer, my hands and scissors.
The hardest part is smoothing the adhesive so that it doesn’t wrinkle. I messed up a bit and had a few wrinkles, but not too many. In fact, I even made some for my niece and nephews when we all went to Great Wolf Lodge last weekend.
You can never be too careful.
How do you keep your kids safe when you visit theme parks?