I've been meaning to stamp this project since before my rubber arrived, it was one of my first non-tin ideas I had for the What's In Your Tin? 1 set when I designed it. How's that for personalized??
This took literally ONE minute! I placed the backpack on a flat surface, smoothed out the fabric and stamped my label first in Palette Noir ink. Then I stamped my "greeting", and added his name with a permanent laundry marker. He loves that his name is on it (not quite old enough to appreciate the "keep out" part yet!) I put it on the back so it's easily identifiable amid a sea of other Diego packs but not easy to read when he's wearing it. You can use this ink on fabric, plastic, metal, so try it on clothes, lunchboxes, luggage etc!
TIP: I've read in a few places it's a good idea to be careful about letting young children wear things that display their names prominently, which makes it easier for someone unknown to them to call them by name and create a false sense of trust(shiver)*
And here are JONATHAN'S TIPS for today! We made him a tooth tin because it looks like he's going to be losing one of his bottom teeth soon. We used the camo paper, but with a tooth on top like this tin. We had some different ideas about the rest of it, so I though I'd share some very good points a 5 year old makes! I wanted to use the same this belong to...everyone else keep out! stamp on the back of the tin. But Jonathan said, "But then the tooth fairy can't put the money inside!" Hmm, good point. Okay, so we just left it blank. He also wanted to add a strap like on his bug tin. I explained you don't wear the tin to bed, you put it under your pillow (he hasn't lost any teeth yet to know "the process"!) He replied, "But that will wake me up! Just hang it on my doorknob, I'll check in the morning."** Hmm. Good POINT!! So this one has a strap, too. :) Definitely more reasons than one to get your kids involved in projects that are made for them!
*Ever since I've read that I just haven't wanted to have their names on T-shirts and hats and things like I thought would be so cute before. It may just be an urban legendish kind of thing, but it makes sense that a predator could try this, ... I hate to think about things like that happening, but I don't want to take any chances!
** And happily, that will make it MUCH easier for this tooth fairy! ;)