I am pleased to share another guest blog from my fellow momista and craftista Jenny Dixon of Craft That Party. You might remember Jenny from her latest post about using vintage china as a vase for your bouquets. This time, Jenny is sharing cute and creative way to take your kids’ playtime to the next level. Take it away, Jenny…

If you are looking for a fun party favor or activity to do with the kids, try DIY temporary tattoos. You can easily personalize them like this (just make sure to reverse the image before printing if you make your own graphics) or you can download these chic nautical tattoo designs for free for a limited time by visiting Spaceships and Laser Beams. They have graciously offered ediTORIal readers a chance to download these tattoos from their Nautical Printable Party Collection so you can try this tutorial at home!


Materials Needed:

  • Printable Tattoo Paper (I use Silhouette Printable Tattoo Paper, but must mention that you do NOT need a Silhouette machine for this tutorial)
  • Tattoo graphics (you can download the free nautical tattoo graphics here)
  • Printer
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Wet Washcloth



  1. Print the tattoo graphics on the white tattoo paper, note that the graphics will be reversed.
  2. Let ink dry and adhere the adhesive sheet on top of the printed tattoo paper.
  3. Use ruler or scraper to rub the adhesive sheet to the tattoo paper.
  4. Cut out tattoos.
  5. Peel away the plastic layer
  6. Apply tattoo on skin. Place wet cloth over the tattoo for 15-20 seconds, then peel the white paper away.
  7. Enjoy your temporary tattoos, they will last about 1-3 days and can be easily wiped off with a washcloth.


My boys played pirates outside for 2 hours straight after putting these tattoos on! Such a fun way to inspire creative play!

Thanks again to Spaceships and Laser Beams for contributing the tattoo graphics for this post! For more information, please visit their shop and website.

Such an easy yet fun idea—thanks for sharing Jenny! I have a feeling that all four of my babes are going to go wild for this one.

What DIY temporary tattoo would your little ones love to wear?

Let me know in the comments.

And for more from Jenny, be sure to check out her blog Craft That Party.


Photos: Jenny Dixon

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