It’s time to get creative for Back to School and we’ve got a great little craft for you that will help you ease your child’s anxiety, and a bring a little smile to their face as they sit down to enjoy their lunch. Your own personalised lunch notes to tuck into their lunch boxes when they head back to school. These are easy to produce, mixing up a little photo editing with the use of Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 and some simple paper craft.

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Get creative with Photoshop Elements 15 and make your own personalised lunch notes to bring a smile to your kid's faces as they go back to school.

Photoshop Elements 15

Since the mid-2000’s I have been a fan of Photoshop Elements. When I started teaching it was my go to photo editing software to use with students in my classroom, creating logos, and photo edits. Now I use Photoshop Elements 15 in my daily work, creating the images that you see here on Rainy Day Mum.

It’s easy to use, affordable, and you can do so much with it. Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing some tutorials to create some crafts with you using Photoshop Elements 15 to give you a little taste of what it can do.

Don’t worry, you can join along with me. There is a 30 day FREE trial of Photoshop Elements 15 that you can download. Follow my step-by-step guides to create your own versions of the crafts just like these personalised lunch box notes.

Get creative with Photoshop Elements 15 and make your own personalised lunch notes to bring a smile to your kid's faces as they go back to school.

Materials needed to create you Personalised Lunch Notes for Back to School

Photoshop Elements 15

Digital Photographs to Use

Printer + paper

Colourful paper – scrapbooking paper or hand made paper work really well

Ruler

Pencil

Scissors

Glue

Something round to draw around

Get creative with Photoshop Elements 15 and make your own personalised lunch notes to bring a smile to your kid's faces as they go back to school.

How to make your Personalised Lunch Notes for Back to School using Photoshop Elements 15

Photoshop Elements 15 is really simple to use and that makes it ideal for families, whether it’s the kids using it for a school project, creative activities for the home or yourself. It’s quick to get to grips with.

Discover how easy it is to transform a digital photo into a personalised lunchbox note and then create your own little envelope to make the kids smile at lunch time. In the video below I have produced STEP BY STEP instructions on using Photoshop Elements 15 to create these notes. For this fun, back to school craft I’m using the Photo Text Guided Edit on pics I snapped over the summer. The kids can enjoy memories of our summer fun and get inspired by the visual text! Don’t forget you can download Photoshop Elements 15 as a trial and follow along in time for Back to School.

Get creative with Photoshop Elements 15 and make your own personalised lunch notes to bring a smile to your kid's faces as they go back to school.

How to create your Folded Envelopes

  1. Drawn around your cup or circle templateGet creative with Photoshop Elements 15 and make your own personalised lunch notes to bring a smile to your kid's faces as they go back to school.
  2. Cut out 4 versionsGet creative with Photoshop Elements 15 and make your own personalised lunch notes to bring a smile to your kid's faces as they go back to school.
  3. Fold each in halfGet creative with Photoshop Elements 15 and make your own personalised lunch notes to bring a smile to your kid's faces as they go back to school.
  4. Place the folded parts to form a square base and glue in placeGet creative with Photoshop Elements 15 and make your own personalised lunch notes to bring a smile to your kid's faces as they go back to school.
  5. Fold over the tops and fold under to hold your personalised lunch noteGet creative with Photoshop Elements 15 and make your own personalised lunch notes to bring a smile to your kid's faces as they go back to school.

I made 5 different ones using the pretty handmade paper I had in my paper stash for my daughter and have got some superhero paper to make 5 different ones for my son.

Get creative with Photoshop Elements 15 and make your own personalised lunch notes to bring a smile to your kid's faces as they go back to school.

If you are looking for inspiration of what to put on your lunch notes then why not sign up to our weekly Get Crafty Newsletter and get your free lunch notes ideas sheet with some suggestions of what to write.

Get Creative with Photoshop Elements 15 and us

Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing more tutorials here on Rainy Day Mum using Photoshop Elements 15 to create some seasonal decorations for the home that you and the kids can do together. Don’t miss out on any, make sure that you are following us, and Get Creative too.

Photoshop Elements 15 can be purchased from the Adobe website to use on school projects, creative activities and fun personalised decorations.


Get creative with Photoshop Elements 15 and make your own personalised lunch notes to bring a smile to your kid's faces as they go back to school.
Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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