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Creative World Tour Mexico: Donut Boxes

Planning a kids party? Because we are still in our Creative World Tour to Mexico, you should try a Mexican theme! If you choose to add some spice to your party, this tutorial will give you a great idea how to please your guests - fun donuts in a box you can serve to everyone. This is not just a Donut Box though - you can can also add Nachos!

If you lack some ideas, then maybe this tutorial can spark some creativity and you can come up with a theme. Plus, the printable used in this tutorial can be reprinted and used again for your other creative projects. 

How to Create Donut Boxes

Here's an easy tutorial for you with a fun and creative Mexican theme. You just have to follow along as I guide you step by step on how to ?Create Donut Boxes.

You can just click on the links and you automatically go to that minute in the video.

  • 01:05 Print the Donut Box Template and the Stickers
  • 02:14 Cut Out the Donut Box Template 
  • 03:03 Fold the Donut Box Template
  • 03:54 Tape the Flaps of the Box
  • 04:23 Cut Out the Stickers
  • 6:06 Add Decorations to the Donut Box
  • 06:58 Create More Donut Boxes
  • 08:02 Enjoy your Donuts!

Material

Aside from your scissors and glue, here's what you need to create Mexican themed Donut Boxes.

The ?Epson EcoTank 7750* is one of the best printers I ever had - especially since it can print in A3 in an amazing quality. I wrote a review here, in case you are interested.

Let's get started!

Print the Donut Box Template and the Stickers

We are creating a Mexican themed donut box so you have to print the Creative World Tour Mexico Donut Box Printable first. Print the templates on the coloured paper I've added to the PDF and the elements on another paper. Don't worry because instructions are included when you download them from our member's area.

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Cut Out the Donut Box Template

Grab your scissor and cut out the donut box template you've printed. If you’re doing this tutorial with your kids, assist them if necessary.

Fold the Donut Box Template

Once you're done cutting, fold the places with the dashed lines. It's better to fold them backwards and forwards because that will make it easier for you to handle later but it's up to you, of course.

Tape the Flaps of the Donut Box

Grab your adhesive tape and put pieces of tape on the little edges. Of course, you can choose to use your glue stick here instead, but I prefer a double-sided tape because it sticks much better on the edges.

Once you've done that, tape the whole thing together by attaching the little edges with the main parts to form a donut box.

These little edges will hold our donut box in place so we have to secure them properly.

Cut Out the Stickers

Now grab the other printout with the images of the cacti and alpaca and cut out the decorations you want for your donut box. Leave some white outline as you cut so it will look like a sticker. Or you can use. e.g. the ?Silhouette Cameo* and cut out the stickers precisely. 

Add Decorations to the Donut Box

Get your glue stick and glue the elements you chose onto the donut box. For the stickers, it's better to use the glue stick. You can add any sticker you want, but don't overdo it.

Create More Donut Boxes

You can create as many donut boxes as you want. Just print the template, backgrounds and stickers, and do the same as you did with your first donut box. Cut out the donut box templates, fold, and tape the flaps to the inside, then add some stickers.

Enjoy your Donuts!

Now, put the donuts in! And just like that, you're done and you can serve these to your guests, or yourself. Hopefully, you can now create a wonderful time for your kids by letting them have donut boxes in their party, or by creating these with them. And if this did spark some creativity in you, you can use this tutorial with that theme. I hope you enjoyed this part of our Creative Tour to Mexico.

The great thing about our printable is that you can reprint it again and use it for your other creative projects.

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Taking Pictures on Birthday Parties

5fa3f1dfcf0de548e91d1eea5671a801.image.400x400Nothing can warm your heart more than seeing little children delighted and overjoyed during parties, regardless if it is a birthday party, a graduation party or just a simple get-together.  Seeing children with smiles on their faces somehow makes you feel very good too. There is nothing more rewarding than taking pictures of tiny tot while they play, run around happily and giggle every now and then.

If you have been fortunate enough to have compiled pictures of little children and would like to show them off to friends and family, you need to make your very own scrapbook of children’s photos. A scrapbook with only pictures and no embellishments is a very boring one. You need to make your scrapbook come alive with colors, patterns and designs.

You need the Digital scrapbooking Kit Birthday Party to help you create the best scrapbook of children’s pictures. The kit comes with 93 digital scrapbooking elements and 41 scrapbooking papers. You have all the supplies you need for an exceptional compilation of pictures.

Taking Pictures of Children

Children are some of the best photo subjects. You can see genuine emotions on their faces and their spontaneity is just infectious. If you want to capture the unforgettable moment on children’s faces, we have here some tips for you.

Get down on their level

Children are obviously smaller than adults so if you truly want to capture them, you need to get down on their level. Do not be afraid to drop down on one knee or even sit on the ground when taking their photos.  This will give your subjects the opportunity to take center stage and it also allows your viewer access to the child’s perspective of the world.

Fun is the keyword

It can be very easy for adults to get frustrated when taking pictures of little children so try to keep it fun not only for yourself but for everyone involved.  Sometimes children may be very eager to have their pictures taken but there are times when they may not be in the mood. Just remember one thing, bribery works sometimes!

Get candid

Candid sometimes work best. Directed shots can easily get boring.  It is ok to ask for one or two posed shots but candid shots are just more precious. Oftentimes everyone’s photo is one which is not controlled or posed.

Go out

Not a lot of things happen when you just stay home and wait. It is best to go out and about and take pictures of the little ones while they are exploring and enjoying their surroundings. A day at the park or the beach can lead to countless beautiful pictures.

Be quick on the trigger

The most spontaneous moments happen without warning and if you are not quick on the trigger you will miss out on immortalizing those memories. Always be ready to take some really amazing shots even when you do not expect them to happen.

Find cuteness

If you want to take cute pictures, put little children in big stuff. Put little kids in big shoes and take pictures. However, do not allow them to walk around with ill fitting shoes as this is a recipe for disaster.

Here are some beautiful digital scrapbooking layouts created by our BeachBabes

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