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Teaching Your Child to Use a Printer

Teaching your child to use a printer ink cartridge is a relatively easy task. After all, kids are smart. They tend to pick up on technology faster than adults. The fact is that a five-year-old can use a printer if taught correctly. The key is to develop a project that you child will be interested in printing. Printing projects for kids vary. There are many computer programs available to choose from. Here are a few fun printing projects that will keep help teach your child how to use a printer. Your child will be printing before you know it!

Create a coloring book. What child doesn't love to color? All you have to do is design a pattern on the computer screen and outline the boundaries. Show your child how to click "file" and then click "print." Pull the paper from the printing tray and give your child a box of crayons. They can color and have fun designing new patterns as well.

Create paper dolls. This is a fun project for children who love to play dress up with dolls, especially little girls. You can purchase a paper doll computer program or design one yourself. Draw the shape of a doll on your computer screen. Show your child how to click "file" and then click "print." Pull the paper from the printing tray and cut out the paper doll with a pair of scissors. Then, design some clothes. You can add fun patterns and colors to the clothes. Print out the clothes and cut them with a pair of scissors. Once your child learns how to draw dolls and clothes, she will be able to print them out on her own.

Make stickers. Kids love to play with stickers. There are homemade sticker kids you can purchase from any printer and office supply store. Design stickers on your computer screen. Make fun shapes and silly sayings. Once you have enough stickers, show your child how to click "file" and then click "print." Retrieve the paper from the printing tray and pull the stickers from the sheet. You can stick them anywhere!

Write a letter. Open Microsoft Word and show your child how to write a letter. Let them choose a font that they like. Then, have them write to a friend, family member or relative. Once the letter is complete, show your child how to click "file" and then click "print." Pull the letter from the printing tray. You can even have your child mail the letter for some extra fun.

These printing projects are not only fun and stimulating, they will also teach your child how to use a printer. There are a variety of printing activities they can do by themselves. Instead of spending time playing video games, teach your child how to use the printer. They can create coloring books and paper dolls, make stickers, write letters and more. Help them use their imagination and watch as their printing project comes to life.