Back to School Photo Name Tags "Frugal Family Fun" Style

Check out these cute signs we made for the girls school cubbies. 
Bonus! You get to see Papa King. A rare sighting indeed :-) 

Both girls have designated cubbies at their new preschool. The school recommended posting a family photo to help kids transition to school. I immediately thought of Valerie's Back to School Photo Name Labels over at Frugal Family Fun Blog. Definitely check out her version here!

We add our own twist by including each member of the family. If your child's name is longer and you run out of family try using the family pet or a favorite stuffed animal.

Cut out the letters for the girls names. Lucky for us their names are only 4 letters each.
Decorate the letters. I gave the girls paper scraps, ribbon, stickers, markers and glitter glue. Let dry.

Next find some bright backdrops and grab your camera. We used pillow cases. 

The fast way: 
I printed the pictures out at the drugstore and then placed them onto a sheet of contact paper to laminate them. I had to make the signs vertical to accommodate the vertical nature of their cubbies.

The slow way: 
I then uploaded the pictures to Illustrator (my design tool of choice) and placed them onto one page. I scaled them down so they would fit onto a 5x7 photo (see below - I fit 3 names onto one 5x7.) I saved the file. Uploaded it to Shutterfly and ordered several to send to the grandparents. I may even turn them into a fun bookmark.

Have fun crafting with your kids! Mama King


Christy Killoran said...

They came out great! I love it.

MaryAnne said...

These are adorable, and I love your twist!

Kristine said...

I love these. It looks like it would have been fun to do and the kids will get a kick out of seeing it everytime they get something or return something to their cubby.

Valerie @ Inner Child Fun said...

Yay!!! Your labels look totally awesome!!!

xoxo :-)

Kylah Marro said...

I LOVE this!!! I can't wait to do this with my boyZZZ this winter for one of our crafts! TFS!!!!!!

Katie said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE it!!! Bookmarks would be another great way to use them, you SO need to do that too. Your happy smiling faces are all so cute to see.

Cassey Raey said...

very very good idea..i can use this for my church sunday school...thx for the idea =D


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