being MVP: Preschool Craft Party | DIY Photo Coasters #StickaPic @HP

Preschool Craft Party | DIY Photo Coasters #StickaPic @HP

Disclosure: As an HP Smart Mom Panel member, I received free products in order to host the HP #StickaPic Party. The opinions expressed are my own.

I have been obsessed with the HP Social Media Snapshots Removable Sticky Photo Paper since being introduced to them at the HP Retreat. They are so easy and fun to use that once you try, you will be hooked. I feel guilty at times that I work outside of the home since he always clings onto me when I leave the house in the wee hours of the morning. So when I had the opportunity to host a party, I thought it would be nice to surprise Mason at his preschool.


I get off a little earlier on Fridays but the particular Friday I selected for the party, most of Mason's classmates were picked up early. That didn't stop our party because Mason was smiling non-stop and goofing around since I was there with my HP printer and party supplies to get our craft on. After noshing on some snacks, it was time to craft.


Mason's teacher is really sweet and takes pics of the kids during the day. These pics are used for the slideshow at Christmas and Graduation and on projects throughout the year. I thought it would be a neat idea to make a gift for the kids to take home to their parents - DIY Photo Coasters.


Materials:
  • HP Social Media Snapshots Removable Sticky Photo Paper
  • Embellishments
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brushes
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer
  • Felt Tabs
  • 4x4 ceramic tiles
Directions:

1.  Using your HP Snapshots app on your smartphone, print off some fun photos. It was nice having my HP Envy 5540 with me because it has a built-in photo tray for easy feeding and quick printing. 

2.  Take scissors and cut off the wide border so that you end up with just the photo with slight edge. Since the kids were young, the teacher and I cut the photos for them. Can't have heads being snipped!

3.  Simply peel off the backing and stick onto the top of the tile. The kids had a blast because this truly is a photo sticker and kids just love stickers. They also used the sticker embellishments to add an accent. I advised them to place on the outer perimeter so that their parents could place their cups right in the center without worry of toppling. 


**Optional: Brush Mod Podge on top in a thin layer with the foam brush. Since the HP Social Media Snapshots Removable Sticky Photo Paper is amazing and stuck easily, we were able to skip the mod podge process but for those who love mod podge, just a thin layer works beautifully. 

4.  Place the tiles on the grass / concrete and spray with Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer. Allow to dry completely.


5.  We made a few for each child and saved photos/tiles for those who were absent. Tie a piece of twine around the tiles, add a tag and a pack of HP Social Media Snapshots Removable Sticky Photo Paper and it was ready to be sent home with each of Mason's friends. 

This is a fun craft to do at any gathering because everyone is usually taking lots of photos. You can print out while still mingling and they can have a wonderful set of new coasters when they leave. 



I received a text from Mason's teacher saying that all the parents loved the craft. I'll definitely have to make "craft day" a more frequent surprise for them - perhaps HP photo popsicle puzzles next or Photo Memory Tins!



What craft would you make with the awesome HP Social Media Snapshots Removable Sticky Photo Paper?












13 comments:

  1. Oh what fun. I can imagine so many great things to do with this. I've not seen it before - what a great product.

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  2. This looks like a fun idea to do. I think many people will love getting these as gifts too.

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  3. These are adorable!!! (CUTE kiddos too!)

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  4. These are so cute and such a great gift idea!

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  5. What a great Christmas idea for a gift this would make. I hadn't seen the paper yet, but I'll look now!

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  6. I would have never thought of doing this with my printer, but that's an ingenious idea! It would certainly make a wonderful gift.

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  7. The perfect coasters! Those are the types I would want, to see my boys faces all the time :)

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  8. How cute! This is such a great Christmas idea. I wish our printer had ink to try this out.

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  9. A preschool craft party is such a great idea!

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  10. This is such a fun craft! I like that it's easy and inexpensive too. I'll have to make some with my 2 1/2 year old grandson. He'd be so proud. :)

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  11. Oh my gosh, the pictures you took of them are too cute!

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  12. This is such a cute craft idea and it would be great to take pictures of my brother, nephew and sister to give to Dad for the Holidays. He would really love to get this Party photos for himself.

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  13. These are adorable and the perfect gift for any parent or grandparent! I can see a ton of ways to customize these- from embellishments to adding bubble quotes. You could even find pretty images or quotes to print! Thanks for the instructions- I can't wait to give these a try!

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