When preparing for a recent trip, we decided to make student ID cards for our children, both to serve as identification and also to get student discounts at some of the places we hoped to visit on our trip.
I looked at several images of student IDs online to get an idea how to create ours. I needed an idea of the size, layout, font sizes etc. I actually ended up making ours from our HSLDA membership downloadable cards and added our photos, but then I created one on my computer as a document as well, just so I could tell you how to do it.
To make student ID cards, I inserted a square shape into my document, and stretched it out to make a rectangle about 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. (you can measure your driver’s license if you need something to go by) then I added the following text information:
- Our Homeschool Name (Princetown LET font, size 14)
- our address -for safety I put our mailing, not our physical address (Times New Roman, size 9)
- “Student Identification Card” (Times New Roman, size 10)
- info titles (Times New Roman, size 9)
- student info (Helvetica Bold, size 9)
Next, I added a headshot photo of the child that we had taken with our little point and shoot camera (like this one).
Keep reading for reverse side instructions and special safety precautions.