Looking for a fun and varied party favor? Consider looking into temporary tattoos! Kid temporary tattoos are always big hits — and fun for the little ones to trade around. They’re a safe, customizable, and inexpensive option and will entertain kids long after the party is over. It can also be a fun party activity to do — letting kids choose the tattoos they want and then applying them, especially if there’s a particular theme. Pirate or princess tattoos, for example, can help make a themed birthday party all the more fun! Even adults may enjoy temporary tattoos — there are plenty of temporary tattoos geared towards older teens and young adults — and they can be a unique fashion statement when applied the right way. Look into temporary tattoo options for kids and adults alike when planning a celebration.
What Are Temporary Tattoos and What Do I Need to Know About Them?
The FDA defines temporary tattoos as decals that are used in body decoration, that last between one and seven days. It’s noted that they’re particularly popular among children and during Halloween, as kids and adults alike dress up. They’re a safe alternative to permanent tattoos, as those can put one at risk for infections, itching, an allergic reaction, or other negative reactions. Plus, you don’t have to commit to a specific design or color with temporary tattoos — they can be changed at will.
Tattoos that are sized 1.5 by 1.5” are the best option for kid temporary tattoos, because their smaller size fits little hands and cheeks perfectly. To apply a temporary tattoo, you’ll need to peel the plastic backing off the tattoo and apply it ink side down on clean skin. Rub the paper backing with a damp paper towel and hold in place for 30 to 60 seconds. Then gently peel back the paper backing to reveal your tattoo!
Some of the most popular spots for tattoos are the lower back, the wrist, and the foot, though for kids, cheeks and the back of the hands tend to be the easiest to reach.
How Can I Make Custom Temporary Tattoos?
You can always create temporary tattoo designs online and then order them to be shipped to your home for the party. There’s usually a type of online wizard that will walk you through the steps of creating the tattoo that’s user-friendly and straightforward. This is often also an easy way to order in bulk and get discounts by ordering a large quantity.
Older children (such as teenagers) might enjoy inking temporary tattoos with eyeliner. Keep an eyeliner tattoo from smudging by spraying hairspray on it afterwards. These will last about a day, but can easily be washed off with soap and water. Permanent markers can also help make fun temporary tattoos.
You can also often design and print your own temporary tattoos for application, which can be a cost effective and creative way to do it yourself at home.
Where Can I Find Temporary Tattoos?
Many party stores will have kid temporary tattoos available in the party favor section and will usually sport a good variety of designs, whether they’re metallic, glitter, or simply colorful. You may also be able to find them in craft stores, among activities or DIY party sections.
Of course, if you’re looking for custom designs or to purchase a large number of them, it’s probably best to look online. Many places will offer shipping within 24 hours of your order being placed, even if it’s a custom design. And some will offer a discount depending on how many tattoos you order at once, which can make it a more cost effective option.
Design templates for temporary tattoos can also be found online, if your kid is going to the eyeliner or permanent marker route.
Get kid temporary tattoos for your next party or event. They’re sure to be a hit and you may even get some adults to use them as well! It’s a fun, colorful, and unique party favor or activity and an easy memento for kids to bring home.