Come on, everyone needs a personalized fire chief helmet, right?
You don’t? Oh…. Well maybe not everyone. But at least everyone who attends a 3-year-old Fire Truck birthday. I’m finishing up just starting preparations for my son’s birthday… which is Saturday. Oops. Keeping it simple this year!
All you need is plastic fire hats, cardstock, scissors, chalkboard contact paper, and a chalk marker.
I ordered the Firefighter Chief Hat Plastic Child (Set of 12) from Amazon. At 12 for $6, you really can’t go wrong. Unfortunately, the cheap stickers come already attached, and they’re not easy to get off. So I just covered over them. I used my Commercial Chalkboard Contact Paper, Black, 18 Inches x 6 Feet and the Chalk Ink 6mm Classic Wet Wipe Markers, 4-Pack, the same ones that I used to make One Day to One Year picture frames and the Homemade Bubble party favors for my other son’s birthday.
I made a quick stencil. To do so, I roughly traced the fire chief stickers that were already on the helmets, folded that paper in half and cut slightly larger than the current stickers. Folding the paper in half before you cut ensures that your shape will be even. Finally, I cut out the same shape in cardstock to make tracing on the contact paper quicker.
I then traced my stencil twelve times and cut out the stickers.
That’s it! Not rocket science, and done in about 15 minutes. Perfect. 🙂 And by that, I mean totally imperfect because, let’s be honest, three year olds don’t care that much!