It’s official – the word ’emoji’ has been added to the Oxford dictionary.
Definition of emoji in English:
noun (plural same or emojis)
A small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication:emoji liven up your text messages with tiny smiley faces.
It’s no wonder that when my daughter and I communicate over text, her messages are often filled with these fun little characters. I will reluctantly admit that I tend to use these crazy little yellow heads to communicate my various emotions and Bella happens to love them, so I thought it would be fun to make some emoji inspired notebooks for her – just in time for school – using the fun image transfer method I learned during my Michaels Summit with Creativebug.
Packaging tape (I used THIS one as I found it easy to use and I like that it’s wide)
1. Find your favourite free emoji images online (Here is a complete collection and Here are some great instructions on how to download).
2. Print from a laser printer (note: inkjet printouts will not work as they are not heat based toner).
3. Place printout on wax paper. Take a strip of packing tape and place it over the images you want to transfer.
4. With a craft stick, press down firmly over the tape, making sure you remove any air bubbles.
5. Place tape in warm water for two-to-three minutes.
6. Use your fingers to rub the paper away from the tape. It will peel off, leaving the ink print onto the tape.
7. Cut individual emojis from tape and allow to dry (you stick them back onto wax paper when not being used).
8. Stick them onto notebook, books or journal.
Note: most times, the tape will retain its stickiness, but in some cases, you might require a little extra glue or adhesive spray.
This is such a fun and easy way to add a little personal touch to your kiddies’ book, notebooks or journals. You can also use this transfer method by placing tape over magazines or newspapers. The possibilities are endless.
I hope you enjoyed this, and don’t forget to check out the rest of the creative back to school projects.
Clockwise, they are:
First Day of School Photo Prop from Fynes Designs
DIY Emoji Notebook from Craftberry Bush
Preschool Art Smock from The DIY Mommy
Back To School Minion Treat Bucket +Free Printable Tag from Echoes of Laughter
Kid Craft: Flower Pencil Bouquet from Suburble
Virginia Fynes says
This is such a cool idea!! I think I knew about that transfer method from way back but had totally forgotten about it!
What a cool idea! Thanks for the transfer tip.. The note book looks very cool.
Have a great day.
Her Heartland Soul says
How cute is this?! I love it!
Her Heartland Soul
I need a laser printer now! These are so cute. My kids – and even my hubby – would love this! Great post, Lucy!
Fantastic instructions for a brilliant tute.
I LOVE this technique as children as young as 8 can really ‘nail it’ and it’s brilliant as a DIY for weddings.
What a fun technique, and my girls would LOVE these! Thanks for sharing, Lucy!
Gail Plaskiewicz says
Very cute! I don’t know if I’d do it but it’s an adorable idea.
Such a cute & fun project that even my teenagers would like Lucy! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo
vuong land travel says
I do trust all the concepts you’ve offered on your post.
They are very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are too brief for newbies.
May you please extend them a bit from subsequent time?
Thank you for the post.