Craft Lighting is when a group of bloggers share crafts that take 15 minutes or less to make. I am excited about participating in my first session of Craft Lightning. This month’s theme is Dr. Seuss.
My kids are still in elementary school so Dr. Seuss’s birthday is a big event at school. I created these Dr. Seuss temporary tattoos of the Cat in the Hat’s hat, the Lorax’s mustache and green eggs and ham to bring to the class parties! They are super easy to make and can be done in under 15 minutes with my printable file.
- Silhouette Printable Temporary Tattoo Paper (affiliate link)
- inkjet printer
- scissors or Silhouette Portrait or Cameo (affiliate links)
1. Download the printable PDF here or Silhouette Studio cut file here. These files are only for your PERSONAL USE.
The two files look different because of the required registration marks for the Silhouette Studio file. The designs in the Silhouette file are also closer together because I didn’t need to leave room for scissor cutting. I printed out and used the Silhouette Studio file in the tutorial photos below.
2. The Silhouette Printable Temporary Tattoo Paper consists of a printable sheet and an adhesive sheet. Use an inkjet printer to print the file out onto the glossy side of the printable paper. Let the ink dry for a minute or two. The printed designs will be the mirror image of how they will look when applied. This was a little confusing to me at first but I understood it after I applied the tattoo.
3. The adhesive sheet has two sections of backing. Remove the small green strip of backing. Line up the exposed adhesive with the corner of the printed temporary tattoo paper and smooth it down.
4. Carefully pull back the large piece of green backing a little bit at a time and smooth the adhesive sheet as you go. Make sure there are no air bubbles.
5. Use scissors to cut out each individual tattoo. The closer you cut to the border of the tattoo, the better the tattoo will look when applied. These are the temporary tattoos that I cut out with my Silhouette Portrait.
6. Apply the tattoos. Peel the clear adhesive off the tattoo and place the tattoo with the image face down on the skin. Place a damp washcloth or paper towel on the tattoo for 20 seconds. Remove the washcloth and white paper backing to reveal the temporary tattoo!
If you liked this Dr. Seuss post, you may also like my DIY Dr. Seuss Photo Booth Props.
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I have no idea where to find the tattoo paper. Where can I find it? What is a Silhouette Portrait or Cameo?
Hi Tammy. You find the tattoo paper on Amazon.com. There is a link in the supply list in this post. The Silhouette Portrait and Silhouette are electronic die cutters which can automate the cutting of the tattoos. You don’t absolutely need them for this project because you can cut the tattoos out with scissors.
So many uses for the Silhouette that I had no idea! I love the tattoo paper!
These are so cute! Thanks so much for linking up at the Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party last week. Please come back again this week…we’d love to know what you’ve been up to. The party starts at 10pm. I hope to see you there!
Kelly Hedgespeth says
Thank you Christie!
Angie @ CCC says
These are such a great idea!! Got ya on the feature today!
Kelly Hedgespeth says
Thank you Angie! I like the challenge of thinking up a quick project.