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Lunchbox Notes for Kids: Ideas to Brighten Their Day!

Lunchbox Notes for Kids: Ideas to Brighten Their Day!

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Going back to school, or starting school, might be daunting for the little people in your life – it’s a big change after a long break. Having a little message from home in their lunchbox could make all the difference, which is why we love this thoughtful idea from Carla Bagshaw. These pretty lunchbox notes for kids are quick and easy to complete, and will help bring a smile to their face in the middle of their day away from home!

Time it takes to make: 15-20 minutes each

Skill level: Beginner

You Will Need:

DIY Lunchbox Notes for Kids Tutorial:

Step 1:

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On a sheet of watercolour paper, mark out sections for each of your cards using masking tape to create a grid.

Step 2:

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Draw out some basic illustrations, or use a free site to get some vectors that you can trace (check for licensing). Draw a different sketch in each box. Then go over the drawing with a pigment ink pen (this will not run when you use water, later on).

Step 3:

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Make sure you have two cups of water ready, one to clean your brush as you go and one to wet your watercolour paints (keep them separate).

Step 4:

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With your watercolour brush damp (not too wet) begin mixing colours to form your desired backgrounds.

Step 5:

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Paint around your illustrations to fill in the backgrounds, making the colours bright and happy. Allow them to fully dry before starting the next step.

Step 6:

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When your backgrounds are completely dry, begin to fill in the illustrations in bright colours and allow them to dry thoroughly. For extra bold colours, add more layers of colour on top, but make sure they dry before adding each additional layer.

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When your illustrations are fully dry, you can add writing to them for your children to find and read at school… and brighten up their day!

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Looking for more creative ways to make the kids happy? Check out our kids craft projects, articles and tutorials right here, for plenty of crafty inspiration.

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