Does your child have a talent for doodling or drawing? Do you want to share his or her art with the rest of the world (and teach them a thing or two about "business" at the same time?). Then this printable pack will set you guys up on the right path.

Online "Print on Demand" platforms like Redbubble, Zazzle, CafePress and TeePublic have made it super easy to start your own graphic art brand online. These companies basically do all the heavy lifting in terms of:

  1. Providing an e-commerce platform and online marketplace
  2. Sourcing, manufacturing and printing of products
  3. Logistics i.e. delivery from factory to customer's mailing address
  4. Payments and returns

In return, you just need to upload your designs and share with the platform a cut from the sale of your design. Simplistically it's pretty much like the below:

Image from Redbubble.com

Let's launch your kid's print on demand store today!

Printable & Activity Objectives

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Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colour pencils

In this activity, your child will learn how to conceptualise, design and prepare artwork to be able to launch his/her own print on demand store.  

It will help your child or student:

  • Enhance their artistic and creative skills by coming up market- relevant designs which they think other people (friends and family) would appreciate.
  • Discover and leverage on digital technologies and platforms to create meaningful products for other.
  • Develop a greater understanding of the real-world economy and how businesses operate (for example, market knowledge and product development).

Let's start designing!


How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

IMPORTANT: Please accompany your child when scrolling through the print on demand platforms as some of the designs on these sites may not be suitable for children.

  • Do a little market research to see what kind of designs and items are popular and selling well on these platforms Redbubble, Zazzle, CafePress and TeePublic. This is to provide some ideas, inspiration and direction for your child to plan their own designs.
  • Start working on the printables. Note: the printables are for conceptualising the designs and not for the final uploading.
  • Figure out how to convert your child's designs into digital form/final artwork for uploading. You could use tablet based sketching apps like Procreate (paid) or those from Tayasui (free-mium). Please remember to read the artwork requirements for any platform you choose to use. This guide is for Redbubble.
  • Research on how to get started on platforms like Redbubble and how they works. Below is a great step by step introduction video for parents to help their children start on Redbubble. (This step is something you need to do for your kid as it involves the use of the computer/tablet, online registrations (email+passwords) and the use of credit card/PayPal details)

What's in the Printable Pack

This printable pack consists of 3 printable design sheets for different print on demand products to plan and prepare artwork for your store. It also contains 1 profile information sheet for when you decide to set up the store online.

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