Introduction: Kid Name Circle Board

About: I am a maker, ready to experience new things. I got a 3d printer and Zmoph which can combine laser, CNC, and chocolate as 3d Printing. I really enjoy creating new objects, fresh out of my mind... being a des…

As everyone, when you get some cardboard out of a delivery you need to get ride of it.

But sometime you can challenge yourself to do something good with the cardboard from the delivery. This is what has happen to me. I got the dressing setup in my home and then I had quite a volume of cardboard left when everything was set up in the room.

I got quite a burst of birth in the family and therefore I was looking for an original way to create a gift for the birth

I then though about making a sign board that can be set on the the door of the kids


Cardboard of the dressing and some strong cardboard for the back of the board

Step 1: Step1 : Set the Resources

As i need to set quite some models, I then need quite a lot of cardboard material to buld the board

I then used a cutter to set some cardboard sheet in the following format 25 cm x 25 cm and 60 cm x 40 cm

Step 2: Step 2 : Cutting the Models

Then for each of the Firstname that I have had got to be unique (for my family member)

therefore I found quite some theme to be set and that i did want to illustrate

  • Rose
  • Flower
  • Butterfly
  • Fuse
  • Lion
  • Fish
  • Dogs
  • ...

You will then find attached here the files that I used to cut the Circle and the different elements with the laser cutter

For my cut I used the Epilog Helix, this great machine is a beast and the result is so great, so fast..
really the machine that you need for such a work

Step 3: Step 3 : Set the Color of the Elements

For setting the color on the different elements, I have been using paint bombs and sprayed it over the cardboard

I sprayed all the element individually and let it to dry for quite some time.
Even, I planned many same element to be done for the different elements. So I'll have multiple element of the same kind and if I get an extra demand I always have the element ready and only final assembling step is required

Step 4: Step 4 : Final Assembling

Once that all the elements are all dry then I can start the assembly.

Then the assembly will be getting a circle of about 30 cm and then I'll stick on it the elements of the theme and then the first name of the kid.

Assembly is quite simple, and you can play on choosing the right theme according to the kid personality

Step 5: Step 5 : Making the Package

To get to the very end of recycling cardboard and use the resource till the end.

The best is then to also make the package to be fitting the circle that has just been made

I went to that very last mile and enjoyed to have an end product and the package that fit perfectly the need... and no extra cost on the production too ;-)

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