Large Scale DIY Badge Reel Activity

Well, preparations for the Maker Faire delayed last night’s post.  I apologize to not give you any Tuesday morning reading material.  I actually wrote an entire post, but realized I didn’t have any pictures available and gave up.  So I’ll post about that next week.  In the meantime I’ll show you a quick activity that Amy and I came up with for the Maker Faire at work.

Our company has recently been pushing badge wearing pretty heavily.  It was always a policy that you were required to wear your badge at all times, but now they’ve taken things to extremes.  The women’s bathrooms even have signs reminding you to wear your badge at all times and showing women wearing them in different “fashionable” ways.  I can’t comment on the men’s room.  On top of that there are announcements every week stressing the importance of wearing your badge at all times.  This is what lead Amy to the brilliant idea of a DIY badge reel decoration activity.  We needed a quick, easy craft that would also voice the party line.

This is what I came up with to make it very simple, quick and mess free.  Each badge cost around 75 cents to make.  Employees seemed to really enjoy the activity and we got a lot of compliments on it.  Hopefully you can use the same technique at your company!

Large Scale Badge Reel Activity

What you need:

  • Retractable Badge Reels
  • Craft bottle caps
  • 1″ white circular labels
  • 1″ crystal epoxy stickers
  • Advanced Strength Glue Dots

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