You don’t need much enticement to get younger children to visit the school fete, but what about older kids and teenagers who might not be so enthusiastic? Temporary glitter tattoos in a range of funky styles might be one way to attract the older kids to your next event.
In a nutshell
Fundraising ideas: metallic and glitter temporary tattoos in a range of exotic designs
Suitable for: any fete or event, high schools, discos
Profit: double your money or more
As a fundraiser it couldn’t be simpler – purchase sheets of exotic glitter, metallic and glow in the dark tattoos – and set up a stall selling (and applying) individual tattoos.
There are various designs available, and each sheet has between 4 and 30 individual tattoos. Some of the designs – including skull and crossbones and Mexican styled sugar skulls – might be better suited to adults and teenagers, but there are also beautiful feather and Oriental designs which would be fine to use on younger children.
The tattoos are easy to apply, look stunning and last for between 3 to 5 days. They are waterproof so can be worn to the beach or pool, but are easily removed using olive oil or rubbing alcohol.
Costs and profits
The sheets are available for fundraisers for wholesale prices $4-$5 each. Some of the designs look better with multiple tattoos, such as the koi fish, so it is best to work with the idea there are on average 10 tattoos per sheet.
There are approximately 50 designs to choose from. Whole not all are appropriate for primary school aged children, they would be perfect for surf clubs and older sporting clubs (especially as the tattoos are waterproof).
While you are free to sell them at any price you wish – it is recommended you pre-cut the tattoos and then create a ‘menu’ of the different styles and prices that people can choose from (for example $1, $2 and $4). Each sheet will make between $15 and $20 when sold individually.
Alternatively, you can also sell whole sheets for $10 each (a profit of $5 per sheet).
Postage is extra, but is relatively inexpensive.
The Fundraising Process
Simply purchase the required number of sheets via the online store, which will be posted to you.
Set your own profit margin.
What do you need to set up a temporary tattoo stall
Requirements for the stall could include:
Chairs for customers and ‘tattoo artists’.
Small bowls of water.
Cotton balls or boxes of tissues.
Mirrors (so people can see their new tattoos).
A clever way of displaying the tattoos for sale.
Tattoos do not deteriorate as long as they are kept flat and dry. If they are not all sold one year, there is no reason they wouldn’t keep until the next event.
Tattoos will obviously sell a lot better in the warmer months.
Since all the tattoos glow in the dark, they would be great to sell for a disco and formal.
Consider setting up a stall (or selling ‘take-away’ tattoos) prior to events like the Year 12 Ball or Halloween.
A tattoo stall could be set up in conjunction with other stalls aimed at the older kids market – such as a silent disco, chill-out zone and side-show type rides.
Certain styles of tattoo (ie feathers) are more ‘kid-friendly’ and profitable than others, while the sugar skulls and bracelet tattoos could be sold at a higher price point and appeal to teens.
Buy an extra sheet or two for your tattoo stall ‘volunteers’ to wear – it is the easiest form of marketing.
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*Diclosure: Fundraising Mums were sent three packets of tattoos for the purpose of this article.