Change the name, birthdate, codes, or license numbers. Modify as few of the text fields as possible to minimize the need to cover text. If the details don’t match the photo though, you may not have much of a choice. Change the hair color, eye color, and height to match the person that plans on using the ID. If you’re just using the ID for novelty purposes, you don’t need to worry about changing these details.
Enter a full name, without abbreviations. The only instance in which you might use an abbreviation is for things like “Albert Smith Jr.” or “Thomas Jones III.”
Use a realistic birth date. Don’t leave the birth date as 1951 if you look 20 years old.
Print the front and back of your ID on heavy cardstock and cut them out. Get some matte, heavy cardstock that weighs between 100–130 lb (45–59 kg). Print the front and the back of your ID on the same cardstock. Cut them out with scissors or a utility knife and straight edge.
The weight of cardstock refers to how heavy 500 sheets of a particular type of paper is. 130 is probably the heaviest that you can print at home on a standard printer.
You can use a paper cutter if you have one. This will result in cleaner lines, but they may fray along the edges depending on the style of cardstock you use.
Glue the sides together and let it dry. Use a heavy-duty glue if you have one. Spread it out against the backside of each half using a cotton swab or small nozzle attachment. Carefully press the 2 halves together and smooth each side out by pinching it between your fingers and sliding them to the edge while starting from the center. Place the ID under a heavy object to flatten it as it dries.
Leave your ID for 4-8 hours before touching it again.
Check the base of any new text you enter to ensure that it lines up with the other characters on the ID.