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Friday, 13 January 2012

Babysitting Kit by Lettering Delights


Lettering Delights published this SUPER cute project for their 
Thursday Tip of the Week.  
Sorry it's late, but somehow I missed it!!!


If you have a daughter just starting out babysitting, this kit is not only fun to make, but a great help to those new babysitters! Having a babysitting kit not only ensures that there will always be something for the kids to do, but it also has useful guidelines and information for the babysitter to keep handy.



Materials:

canvas tote

cardstock

printable iron-on transfer paper








To make the kit, we used graphics from both the Harajuku Girls Graphic set and our New Babysitting Adventures Graphics Set. The bold font is LD Hang Ten and our journaling font was SNF Clarissa. We decided we wanted to make both a notebook and a fun tote, so we began by designing a fun front for our tote that we could print on transfer paper and iron onto our bag. It's important to remember to create a mirror-image of your design before you print it on the transfer paper.



Make sure your bag has been ironed and is as wrinkle free as possible before you begin. Then lay your image, image side down and centered onto your bag. Make sure you follow the instructions on your transfer paper, but mine said to set the iron at the highest cotton setting and to iron for 120 seconds. Let your image completely cool before rolling off the backing paper.


Once the bag was done, we needed to decide what things we wanted in our notebook  (i.e. name, address, emergency contacts, allergies, special instructions, tips and tricks, games, and fun songs). And created the pages using fun graphics and fonts. You can see what pages we made here:



I sized the pages down to 4.35 by 5.5 so we could fit 4 to a regular sized sheet of paper and printed out. Then I created an easy folder by cutting out a strip of paper from cardstock that was 6" by 12" if you want to fold in at the sides, or if you want it to fold up from the bottom make it 9" by 8".




When you are all done, put it together, grab some cheap markers and coloring books from the dollar store, throw in some fun stories, and you have a fun kit that is sure to bring happiness not only to the children but will  impress their parents as well!





Project provided by Lettering Delights.

2 comments:

  1. Is there a way to print the babysitter pages that you showed above?

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    1. Hi Robin, I have just included the links on my post above (printables) or select the images. Thanks for your contact, enjoy and have fun. Joanna

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