if I didn't have drafting software I would just make a template and trace it multiple times onto freezer paper. I'm all about the shortcuts, seeing my sewing time is limited.
and ironed them, shiny side down, to the wrong side of the fabrics I wanted to use. I cut around them with a good quarter inch seam allowance, pulled the freezer paper templates off and then laid them back on the shape, shiny side up this time. I then press the seam allowance over the edge of the shape and it sticks to the plastic coating. I tried a few times to press the seam allowances around the curve at the bottom, but it's a bit fiddly on such a small shape.
To get round that, I ran a gathering thread in the seam allowance around the curve, ironed the straight edges and point down onto the template, then gathered up the remaining seam allowance. I held the gathering thread taut while I ironed the gathers down on to the template, and my fingers were well away from the heat of the iron. It worked beautifully to give me a nice smooth curve, and it only takes 10 seconds to put that gathering thread in there; once it's ironed the thread can just be snipped, and it's onto the next one.
Next up will be the actual applique, which should go pretty quickly.