More Memoji Fun.

I ended my previous activity with some suggestions on how to integrate the Santa Memoji into other disciplines of creativity like music or video.

Tot stay in the current holiday climate I decided to send personalized greeting cards to family and friends. Half the work is already done with the Memoji design. The only thing tasking waiting for us is the design of a card.

Creativity is like a chameleon. It looks like one thing and the next time you look at it, it could become something completely different.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

Open Keynote and start from a blank template.

Delete any of the text boxes.

Next adjust the size of the slides. I’ll explain this below and more will come in the next post.

Go ahead and tap on the three dots in the upper right hand corner.

Next tap on Document Setup.

Now tap on Slide Size at the bottom right and select the format you want. I choose square because I also want to use these images in a Clips video later on.

Next insert your Santa Memoji by tapping on the plus sign at the upper right hand corner.

Go to your Photo Library and select the Memoji.

Now that the image is selected, tap on the paintbrush. In the Image section tap on Instant Alpha.

Put you finger on the part of the image that you want to delete. In my case this is the white background. The further you move your finger, the more will be selected. Release and observe the result. No worries if it didn’t work the first time. You can always tap Reset and give it another go.

Now that your Memoji is on your card, you can design the rest of it by adding shapes, background color, images, drawings and so on. Use your creativity.

TIP: As mentioned above, I will be using these images for a Clips video. Within this app I have the option to add Live Titles and make my video accessible to all. Therefore I’m leaving a little extra space below so that the subtitles will have room to breathe.

The final step for this activity is to export all the images to our Photo Library.

Tap on the three dots at the upper right hand corner and select Export.

Choose Images from the four options that you get.

In the next screen choose your image quality and the range of images.

Tap Export and check the Photos app to find them there.

Going Further.

Now that you know the basics, you can let your imagination take over and design your own Memoji cards.

I know that you could send it digitally, but there is something about receiving a physical card too. If you decide to go this route, then have a look at the Felt app.

This app will let you create it digitally by adding your design and then using your handwriting to write a message. All you have to do next is press order and your cards are on the way to your loved ones.

If you are inspired to try this yourself, have a look at the resources I used:

Everyone Can Create: Teacher Guide

Everyone Can Create: Drawing

Apple Teacher: Keynote for iPad Starter Guide


Have fun!