My two year old son loves temporary tattoos. It probably doesn’t hurt that my wife and I have multiple tattoos, but the love of temporary skin art seems to be nearly universal among kids.
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Lindsay and Anthony noticed this same phenomenon and want to start Wundercub on Kickstarter. Wundercub will make children’s love of temporary tattoos a learning tool. They start with 2 temporary tattoo packs – travel and food. Each pack contains eight different tattoos (8 tattoos per sheet and 2 sheets per pack.) Each tattoo includes very colorful, child-friendly art and the corresponding word. It’s a great way to engage kids with vocabulary.
The end goal is to launch the business and its website with 8-10 different packs. I love the idea of temporary tattoos for my son. I can’t wait for them to fund successfully (they’re already at 60% at 22 days) and launch their site so we can all buy them!
Based on previous experience (see my ECCC article on my temporary cosplay tattoos), I decided that my inner forearm would be a good test location. I put the tattoo on and the first thing I noticed was that the adhesive part of the sheet doesn’t trail very far outside of the tattoo itself. For kids this probably isn’t a big deal, but I can appreciate it as it adds to the realism of the look. I then went for a one hour run, cleaned the car (including lots of vigorous vacuuming and wiping), played with our dogs, and installed a door frame. The tattoo held up much better than expected and I doubt they will have a hard time standing up to my two year old when he gets his tattoo packs.
Please visit the Starter Wundercub for more information and to support the project. I can’t wait to see all the models they offer and play with my son with them.