Top 10 Funny Things to Print from your Computer
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
December 15, 2010
Filed Under Offbeat
Contributed by Sara Shea, Catalogs.com Info Guru
Most people only think about their computer printers in regard to printing out documents, photos, or relevant information such as airline boarding passes.
Home computer printers are incredibly underutilized because most people don’t even realize the incredible variety of useful, entertaining and funny things to print easily from a home printer.
Sure, it may take some extra ink cartridges and an investment in printer paper, however, for just a minimal expense, you can design and print your own business cards, holiday labels, activity pages, birthday cards, games, and arts and crafts projects.
Here are just a few examples of creative, useful and funny things to print from the internet on your home printer.
10. Coloring pages for kids
Children love their crayons and coloring books! If your kids are seeking unique or themed coloring pages with their favorite super heroes, storybook characters, animals or holiday themes, log onto the internet and download pages from sites such as Freecoloring.org. These coloring pages will provide hour of entertainment for kids everywhere!
9. Mazes and kids’ activity pages
In addition to coloring book pages, children adore activity sheets with word searches, mazes, crossword puzzles, dot-to-dots, hidden pictures, etc. Websites such as MazeGenerator.com offer mazes and activity sheets for kids.
8. Holiday gift tags and labels
Rather than spending a fortune on over-priced holiday gift tags, design, personalize and print your own using down-loadable templates. Some websites also offer you the option to upload your own artwork to incorporate into gift tags.
7. Sudoku puzzles
A new website called Sudoku Generator.com makes it easy to print out your own sudoku puzzles, which can be downloaded as PDF files, printed, and then worked out with pencil and paper. The difficulty factor of these puzzles ranges from easy, medium and hard to very hard. These puzzles may be just the thing to print out if you need a way to pass the time during a long airplane flight, or even a rainy day at home.
6. Gift boxes
Many websites offer instructions and patterns for origami or folded paper creations. Rather than buying fancy gift boxes for holiday or birthday gifts, make your own gift box by downloading a PDF origami pattern, and printing it on decorative paper.
5. Greeting cards
Greeting Cards, Birthday Cards: Instead of buying Hallmark birthday cards, holiday cards, Father’s or Mother’s day cards, create your own! Many websites offer endearing and funny, templates and designs you can download for free, or create your own personalized designs and text. Even upload your own original artwork. Friends and family are sure to appreciate these customized cards!
4. Fake parking tickets
If you want to play a funny practical joke on someone, there are many online sites that offer printable fake parking tickets. These gag gifts are sure to entertain! Choose from a variety of traffic offenses such as “driving a gas guzzling vehicle” “being a rude parker” or “over the hill parking permit”. To give your friends or co-workers a real scare, print these novelties on orange paper, and leave them tucked onto the windshield of the unsuspecting driver!
3. Printable coupons
Many merchants, retail stores and restaurants offer coupons and promotional discounts that can be easily printed from the internet right onto your home printer! Rather than sifting and clipping through the Sunday newspaper for money saving coupons, use search engines to search for the exact coupon or retailer you want!
2. Sheet music
Musicians and music lovers will certainly appreciate the websites that offer download-able sheet music for popular songs. Do you know someone who loves to write their own music? Simply download PDF files of blank sheet music!
1. Joke of the day
Thousands of websites offer funny jokes of the day, cartoon of the day or comical stories sure to inspire laughter. If you work in an office, joke of the day pages may be just the thing to print out to share with co-workers or colleagues to brighten spirits and improve workplace morale!