Fun with DIY Temporary Tattoos with Cricut
Both my girls and best friend have tattoos and have been on me to get one. (Not gonna happen for real!) When I saw this temporary tattoo paper I thought yeah, I’m gonna play a prank on them and post a photo of my new tattoo on Facebook . Well heck, the grand kids might like them too! Come on and I’ll show you how to make DIY temporary tattoos with Cricut.
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Starting the DIY Temporary Tattoo
I purchased silhouette tattoo paper. Then I started the search for my tattoo. My husband Harry wanted in on the prank and was easy to pick one for him. He plays guitar so…a guitar. I love flowers, butterflies and mountains, but so many to choose from! Finally, I was able to pick the images I wanted and got them to fill the page as to not waste the tattoo paper. Might as well play since they are temporary! It was time to make the temporary tattoos.
Mirror your image of needed. Load the paper so it will print on the glossy side into your inkjet printer and print your designs. (Place the glossy side down in the tray to print on the correct side.) Use the printers photo paper setting if available. Let the ink dry thoroughly.
Next Steps of DIY Temporary Tattoos with Cricut
Apply the adhesive sheet to the top of the printed image by peeling away the green backing on one end. Align it with the top of the tattoo paper and then peel the rest of the backing while smoothing the adhesive down onto the tattoo paper. Use the scraper tool to rub the adhesive sheet onto the printed images.
Now load the tattoos into your Cricut to cut them out. Choose tattoo paper more pressure for your cut. Press the flashing “C” and let the cutting begin! Once cut, careful remove the tattoos from the sheet.
Applying the Temporary Tattoo
Remove the clear plastic layer to expose the adhesive side of the tattoo. Apply the tattoo to your skin taking care the adhesive side is down against your skin. Cover with a wet, but not soaking, cloth for 5-10 seconds or until the backing slides off easily.
Temporary tattoos last generally about a day and can be removed with a washcloth.
Ok, it did! I would suggest bigger tattoos than the flowers that I tried. It was hard to peel and keep the design in place. I had to cut a couple of leaves off the design as it stuck to the clear sheet. You can see a bad place on the top flower.
After a few dips in the pool, the tattoo gave out. Faded and peeled and what was left was a little sticky.
Now for the Prank!
So the flower design didn’t look like a real tattoo, something that would trick my girls and friend. We decided to go with a solid black guitar for Harry and a bigger, 2 colored butterfly for me. (It stayed on for 5 days, got a little ragged) They applied easily and were nice and sharp.
Alright, these things are fun. I put the butterflies on my thigh and a guitar on Harry’s arm for our prank. Far away they look real enough evidently because we got several likes and comments. It was so much fun! Harry shared it on his page to get in on the fun too! Couldn’t fool my youngest daughter, she messaged me, “U messin w the cricut thing to make tattoos?!” lmao emoji. I confessed and she joined in with a comment on the post about she thought we were supposed to get one together. Tracy said she bet they weren’t real and Sara said no way they’re real! I didn’t fool them for a minute, but did some others!
Prank Didn’t Fool Them
Finally after the ones I was waiting on to see it responded I posted, “It’s amazing what I can do with my Cricut Maker, huh? Love my temporary tattoos!” Then tagged them so they were sure to see it. Still had fun making my DIY temporary tattoos with Cricut and have plans for superman emblem for my daughters family next. They are actually very easy to make!
So in conclusion, adults as well as the kiddies can have a blast with these Cricut made temporary tattoos. Are you going to try them? Please share your photos or thoughts below on the comments.