The other day I found these adorable free printable paper people you can send to your sponsored child. They are little gnomes that the maker calls “Snorfs”.
Where to Get the Free Printable Paper People
You can download all Snorfs characters (I believe there are over 10 of all different skin colors and outfit designs) from 3EyedBear.com, a great site filled with free printable toys.
I downloaded them all and sent all the different characters to my sponsored child in one folder. If you choose “fit to page” in print options your Snorfs will come out smaller. Mini versions of anything are so cute.
Preparing the Snorfs for Your Sponsored Child
I try to make everything as simple as possible to put together so I cut each Snorf out and fold the creases before sending them in the mail. I also take it a step further to ensure my sponsored child will be able to assemble these toys whether or not he has access to tape, glue, or scissors.
So, I use double-sided photo squares generally used for scrapbooking so that all my sponsored child has to do is peel off the sticker backing and follow instructions which I’ve personally made for him (more on that in a minute).
Double-Sided Photo Squares
I LOVE these! They are really helpful for sending craftable toys and things to your sponsored child. You can buy them online at Amazon, get them at Walmart (sometimes), or pick them up from any craft store like Michael’s. This morning I bought a box of 850 squares from Michael’s and with a 40% off coupon (you can find coupons online) it was only $3.50.
Important Tip! Don’t cut the squares up to send to your sponsored child. They are a pain in the butt to get one side of the backing off. I’m not sure why I thought that was a good idea, but it’s much better to just send a strip of them — makes for easier peeling of both sides.
I’ve created easy instructions to include with the prepared Snorfs. Place your photo squares in the numbered areas so all your child has to do is look at the instructions, peel, and stick. I am sure even the younger ones will have success putting these toys together with the help of a parent or project worker. You can find the link to download in the Downloads and Printing section below.
Downloading and Printing
These files are in PDF form. You will need Adobe Reader in order to open it. If you don’t have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free at Adobe.com.
If you send these to your sponsored child, let me know how it works out for you or if you have any tips I would love to hear them in the comments section! 🙂
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