How to Turn Your Kid’s Handwriting Into a Font + Tablet Giveaway!

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Kids Handwriting Font

It’s amazing how much technology has changed our lives. I’ve been using my Intel 2 in 1 device for all sorts of things, but my favorite thing I’ve done is make a font using my niece’s handwriting. It is such a cool concept, I wanted to share How to Turn Your Kid’s Handwriting Into a Font so you can do it, too!

For this activity, I used my Microsoft Surface Pro 3. This amazing device doubles as a tablet and a laptop — just snap on the keyboard and you’ve got a fully-functioning computer, complete with a touchpad mouse. Take off the keyboard and use the Surface Pen to quickly take notes on a handy tablet.

The Surface Pen might just be my favorite part of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. I’ve done everything from take notes during meetings, to check off a shopping list at the grocery store. And my son loves to create artwork with it.

How to Turn Your Kid’s Handwriting Into a Font

 

For this tutorial, we’ll be using the Surface Pen to allow your child to write directly on the tablet.

First, you’ll need to download the iFontMaker app. It’s available for iOS and Windows in their respective app stores for $4.99. This app is so awesome and is totally worth the price point. You’ll be making all kinds of fonts after downloading it!

Next, just use the app to create your font. Each screen will show a letter, and your child should draw that letter on its respective screen.

Kids Handwriting FontKids Handwriting Font

Continue until they’ve drawn all uppercase and lowercase letters. You might also need to go back through and retrace letters to even thickness, etc. You can even erase mistakes if needed.

When your font is ready, click the “Settings” button, then choose “Upload and Build.”

Kids Handwriting Font
Make sure to name your font something fun. We chose “Rat Attack” because River’s nickname is River Rat. Here’s how her font turned out:

Kids Handwriting Font
Click here to download the Rat Attack font.

Just think of all the fun things you could do when you turn your kid’s handwriting into a font. You could have them type letters to Santa. You could make fun holiday cards using their handwriting. You could even have them type thank you notes using it!

Ready to get started? You’ll need your own tablet!

 

I’m giving away an ASUS MeMO Pad 7 for one lucky reader this holiday season, courtesy of Intel!

To be considered to win, you will need to do the following:

  1. Join the Intel Fans Advocate Experience here.
  2. Share at least 2 pieces of content found in the Intel Fan Advocate Experience.
  3. Comment on my blog about why you would love to win this Intel device and how you would use it.

Use this form to leave links to your entries, plus see ways to earn extra entries:

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Comments

  1. Andy Kukta says:

    I want to win this for my daughter, hope it helps her with school.

  2. I totally want to try out your tutorial!

  3. I would love this! I would use it for blogging on the go!

  4. DeAnna Keller says:

    I would let my daughter use this for school. She really needs one!

  5. I would love to win it for my girls , the little ones cant really handle a mouse so this would be great to do her abc mouse on!

  6. Dorrie Turner says:

    I want to win this high tech gadget to be in the now with technology. I would share it with my daughter to help her education and learning and for me to be more productive, organized, and know what all the fuss is about and enjoy it too!

  7. I want to win this for my sister. She would use it to store recipes and to watch videos.

  8. Robin Gagnon says:

    I actually like the idea of making a font like you did here. I bet it would be great for drawing graphics too.

  9. Kathy Anderson says:

    I’d love to win this for my son….he could use one to help with school.

  10. I would love to win because I would like to take it with me to different sporting events. I’ve never had on and they look so fun.

  11. I would love to win this for my kids!! I would use it for the education apps and maybe a couple fun apps too!

  12. Thanks for hosting the giveaway

  13. I would give the tablet to a friends kid. I don’t think they have one.

  14. Barbara Adams says:

    I have an older laptop and it’s coming to that period of time where the decision needs to be made. After getting a laptop, I found I didn’t use it mobility because it’s too bulky. I really think the tablet is the next step

  15. I travel a lot, and right now I am lugging around my laptop which is a pain. It would be so much easier to travel with a tablet. I would use it daily for multiple functions and it would be a much appreciated addition to my travel duffel. Bye Bye laptop!

  16. Audra watts says:

    I would love to win this as a learning tool for my daughter w

  17. Dawn Monroe says:

    Id would like to win so my grand kids could play and learn on it when they come over to visit.

  18. Melissa L. says:

    I want to win this tablet, because it’s the perfect size for travel. I will use it for keeping organizing, and entertaining the kids while we are out. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. I would love to win this for my daughter!

  20. Nikki Lynn Hanna says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Tiffany Trepanier says:

    I would love to win this to give to my mother and get her in to the new techonolgy now that my father has pasted on I think her being able to connect with those of her friends would be better for her then being alone and not connected to anyone. Plus she is a avid reader and having this would make it easier for her to read books that she likes then buying the paperbacks and never getting rid of them or selling them.

  22. Amanda Baker says:

    This looks so neat!! I’d love to have this for a couple of reasons. I really enjoy drawing, painting, and making art so I’d definitely use it for myself, but I’d also love to share this with my daughter. It’d be a great way to bond with her and I know she’d love it. Thank you for doing this amazing giveaway!!

  23. I’ll use it to stay connected when I’m out of the house.
    Thanks for the contest.

  24. AWESOME to have anywhere when out n about !!!!

  25. I love the idea of turning handwriting into a font! I’d like to win this because I’ve never had a tablet and I would find it handy to take on the go to read ebooks and do my writing anywhere.

  26. I would like to win because this exceptional tablet would be the perfect resource in our homeschool.

  27. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would love to give this to my mom. SHe’s always on the go and in need of a tablet!

  28. I want to win it for my husband for his birthday because he realllllly needs one for work.

  29. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to win because I need a new tablet and this one would be perfect. I would use it for work and fun.

  30. Nancy Loring says:

    If I won this I’m sure everyone in my family would want to use it. It has something for everyone. I would explore different apps to find cool ones like you did.

  31. I would love to win this tablet because our family tablet was taken over by the kids! Thank you!

  32. Tabathia B says:

    My daughter would be gifted this tablet to use for school work and personal use and for developing her own personal blog

  33. Would love this to have for recipes and cooking! Also for taking notes.
    xxxx

  34. I’d love to win this for my husband. He is in graduate school right now and this would make a great gift for him.

  35. I would love to win this awesome Tablet because it would help my son learning math, reading, and so much more!
    Thank You for the chance

  36. Sonya Morris says:

    This would be A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. for my daughter to use for school!

  37. Kathy Detweiler says:

    I would give this tablet to my daughter-in-law and my granddaughter to use. They dont even have a computer right now.

  38. Rene Chartier says:

    I;m a medical student and would love to have this for my studies and rounding .

  39. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I’d love to win to help my 3 & 5 year old with school work, and to skype our family that is out of town!

  40. I would use it to help with homeschooling.

  41. I would probably give it to my mom

  42. Wendy Rozema says:

    I’d like to win this for myself to play games on!

  43. I’d love to win this for our college aged daughter. It would be so much easier for her to take this to class to take notes than her laptop.

  44. Jodi Kershuk says:

    I want to win this tablet for my son because we homeschool.

  45. steve weber says:

    I want to win because I don’t have a tablet yet.. I would use it for anytime I’m on the go.

  46. I would be selfish & keep this for myself :) I would use it for day to day use (BTW, I met you at BBC Dallas & think of you often because I remember us talking about Minecraft lol)

  47. Honestly, this would be MINE, MINE, MINE! The kids have taken over every piece of technology I own, and I NEED this!

  48. I want to win this for my daughter. She’d love it!

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  50. the whole family wants one of these so it would be for the family to use

  51. Allyson Tice says:

    I want to win this for my grandmother! She wants to have a tablet so she can get her recipes online and watch her shows!

  52. id love to win it for when i travel.

  53. sarah buki says:

    I would use it when I travel and im sure the kids would use it during the day with some educational games.

  54. saralynns2 says:

    I would love to win this tablet to use on the go… traveling, work, etc :)

  55. I would use it for my kids, because they learn a lot from the games they play on the tablet! The one we had stopped working, so we are looking for a new one!
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  56. Arik Issan says:

    This would be a gift for my mom …

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