My two-year-old son loves temporary tattoos. The fact that my wife and I both have several tattoos probably doesn’t hurt, but a love of temporary skin art seems to be almost universal with kids.
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Lindsay and Anthony noticed this same phenomenon and want to start Wundercub via Kickstarter. Wundercub will make kids’ love of temporary tattoos into a learning tool. They are starting with 2 packs of temporary tattoos–travel and food. Each pack contains eight different tattoos (8 tattoos per sheet and 2 sheets per pack.) Each tattoo includes very colorful, kid-friendly art along with the corresponding word. This makes for a great way to engage kids about vocabulary.
The end goal is to launch the company and their website along with 8-10 different packs. I absolutely love the idea of the temporary tattoos for my son. I cannot wait for them to successfully fund (they are already at 60% with 22 days to go) and to launch their site so we can buy them all!
From previous experience (see my ECCC post about my cosplay temporary tattoos), I decided my inner forearm would be a good test location. I put the tattoo on and the first thing that I noticed is 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 trail run, cleaned out the car (including a lot of vigorous vacuuming and wiping), played with our dogs, and installed a door frame. The tattoo held up way better than I expected and I doubt they will have any trouble standing up to my two-year-old when he gets his tattoo packs.
Please visit the Wundercub Kickstarter for more information and to back the project. I look forward to seeing all of the designs they come up with and playing with my son with them.