Hi Friends! I made this cute Horton sign for a Dr. Seuss themed bingo night, so I thought I’d show you a quick tutorial on how to make your own projector to create large images! It’s nothing fancy, just a box and a cell phone.
I’ve used this for quite a few projects that I need bigger images than I can get out of my printer. I cut out the image I want with my Cricut Explore. I used a small box and cut off one end. I then placed the image inside a clear sheet protector and taped it on the box so it hinges open. Find a bright flashlight app on your smartphone and place it in the box with the light facing out. Tape the sheet protector so it doesn’t move.
Having to make your own projector is high-tech, right?? It even gets so much more complicated! This is my fancy projector facing the wall with a piece of poster board taped up. You can move the chair in and out to get the image bigger or smaller. Then just trace around it with pencil! It’s a very rough outline of the image you want but it works!
For Horton, after I traced him out using the projector, I pulled up a picture of it and free-handed it from there. Just used a black sharpie to outline everything before I cut him out. I painted the tree pink, the eyes white and then drew the pupils on with the sharpie again. He came out pretty cute! I did the same thing with the Lorax but I was not as happy with my painting skills on that one:(
Click here to check out the rest of the Dr. Seuss decorations.
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