Name Tags & Key Chains

Lesson #3541

Students create key chains as gifts, name tags or tags for their backpacks.

Grade Level:
3-5, 6-8

Create fun classroom tags for any occasion from school field trips to holiday gifts. Consider tags as prizes for student performance. Interesting tags can be created for classroom keys or teacher lanyards.

Students use arts and crafts skills to make tags for backpacks, luggage or key chains.

12440-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Box #6 (Hanging) - XL 13733-SM-Ellison SureCut Die - Key #2 - Small 15232-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Watermelon Slice - Large 18645-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Tags - Large 18659-TY-Ellison SureCut Die - Tags, Tiny - Tiny

Supplies Used: Construction Paper, Double-Sided Tape, Glue

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

Die-cut poly foam and use Hold the Foam Glue, double-sided tape or other adhesive as needed.

Gift Tag with Name (or Photo)

  1. Die-cut Tags and apply adhesive.
  2. Keep one Tag whole and use an X-acto or craft knife to cut a rectangular opening in the second Tag. The second Tag will eventually be placed on the top of the whole Tag.
  3. Hole punch the scalloped top of both Tags.
  4. Handprint or computer generate the name or address label to fit through the opening of the top Tag. Adhere the label to the whole Tag. Alternately, cut a photo slightly larger than the opening and adhere to the whole Tag.
  5. Align the whole punches and adhere the top Tag to the whole Tag.
  6. Insert the beaded chain through both Tags (Figure A).

Watermelon Tag

  1. Die-cut one Watermelon using green poly foam.
  2. Die-cut two Watermelons using red poly foam. Cut away the rind from the red Watermelons.
  3. Place a small piece of black paper on the back of the Watermelon to highlight the seed holes.
  4. Adhere the red Watermelon die-cut to the green watermelon. Repeat for the second side.
  5. Hole punch and insert the beaded chain (Figure B).

Tiny Tag on Hanging Box

  1. Die-cut a Tiny Tag from poly foam.
  2. Hole punch and insert the beaded chain.
  3. Die-cut the Hanging Box and decorate with stickers.
  4. Attach the Tiny Tag to the Hanging Box (Figure C).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

K-4 Standard 5: Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

  • Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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