written by: Haley Montgomery•edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 6/29/2009
Are you working on DTP projects for children's events? Favorite kid character fonts are a great addition when designing for children. Read on to discover five kid-oriented FREE fonts you can download. You'll definitely recognize some favorite childhood friends!
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FREE Fonts for Children's DTP Material
DTP projects for children are a regular feature on a desktop publisher's schedule. Using fonts that kids are familiar with is a great way to appeal to children to make an event special. Whether you are designing themed birthday party invitations, back-to-school event promotions, family movie night flyers, or club and team tee shirts, these fonts available at 1001freefonts.com are a great addition. Plus, they are free to download in Mac or Windows versions, just like all the other great fonts at the website.
You'll probably recognize the following fonts for kids free as the signature typefaces for some of your kid's favorite television shows, movies and games. They are great options for giving themed events a customized and put-together look. These kid font choices will allow you to make matching promotional materials for many purchased party or event paraphernalia like hats, tablecloths or favors.
Because these free fonts tend to be more stylized, you may want to pair them with more standard fonts like Arial or Helvetica. Also, since they have a fairly detailed look, they may not be as readable in small text. See if you can recognize these free kid fonts from some of the toys or DVD covers lying around your house:
MICKEY is a very similar take on the typeface used for Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. I like how this one is an outline version, allowing you to fill in the color to match your layout. This one would also be fun for printable banners or table cloths that children can color or even as iron-on transfers for tee shirts or pillow cases that could be painted with fabric paint for party favors.
That's right, you can download the signature font for the favorite game and collectible cards. If you're hosting a Pokemon party or tournament, this is the perfect choice for invitations and awards. Or, make your own custom faux Pokemon cards or games with your event information to use in Vacation Bible School or even school lessons.
This take on the Pacman font will appeal to your kids as well as all your parent friends who were raised in the Atari era. This outline font is also great for coloring. Try printing letters or words on label paper to make custom stickers for coloring–a personalized party favor! In addition to child-oriented projects, use this one for promoting 80s night at restaurants and clubs.
Don't miss downloading the free font version used by the Ninja Turtles. It's a great one for a boy's birthday party or tee ball team jerseys. This one might also appeal to some of the parents who remember the original version of the mutants.