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After the interview with Santa I decided to ask my little elves to help the man out. I learned that some of his packages are going missing just by labelling them wrong.

He said he wants the label to be unique and immediately recognisable. The children need to know which present is from me with the blink of an eye.

I told him, challenge accepted and that is why you find me playing around with some shapes in Keynote. Hope to get to done before his big night!

Basic shapes help you to communicate a clear message.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

Open Keynote and start from a blank template.

Delete any of the text boxes.

Tap the plus sign on the top right and go to the shapes library.

Choose a shape that you like. I like to start with a basic shape and then enhance it with either drawings or other shapes.

Once your basic shape is there, style it by selecting it and tapping on the paintbrush. Use your imagination in the Style section.

The next step is to add text to your label.

Tap on the plus sign at the upper right hand corner and select Text from the shapes library.

Write down the name of your store.

TIP: There might be a temptation to use all kinds of text and colors, but make sure at all time that your label communicates the message of Santa’s toy store.

Add more text, drawings or shapes till you are satisfied with your end result.

When the label is finished, copy it and slap it on the packages.

Going Further.

Since you designed a label for Santa’s toy store, you might want to add a little personal note to it and take this idea a little further.

Tap your Apple Pencil on the screen and use the drawing tools to personalize your label even further.

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!