Making your own police badges and patches is a great idea for a sketch comedy show, video or theatrical production. They can also be used for special clubs, school fairs or even a poker night. You can use them in the office to prank your work friends or simply as inexpensive toys for your children. Perhaps you can use these in a school lesson and allow the children in your class to act as sheriffs. These Police badges and patches can be made with a fairly small amount of materials and effort.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Sheet Styrene
- Silver Paint
- Gold Paint
- Badge Template
- Black Sharpie
- Hot Glue Gun
- Clutch Pin Fastener
- Self Adhesive Black Patch
- Red Acrylic Paint
- Small Paint Brush
- Button Down Blue Shirt
Trace the pattern of your badge or badges onto a piece of sheet styrene. You can use a real badge as a pattern or print out the patterns above.
Cut out the badge using an exacto knife. Start at the corners and work your way inside and around the badge. You may heat the blade with a lighter if you are having trouble with the lighter.
Spray the badge with gold or silver spray paint to make it look metallic. Let the badge dry for several hours. Add the details to the badge with a black sharpie. Hot glue two clutch pin fasteners to the badge.
Measure and cut out a rectangle for the police patch. Mark out the letters with a pencil and paint them on with red acrylic paint.
Place the rectangle patch on the sleeve of the button down blue shirt. It should go 3-4 inches down from the shoulder. Add the badge to the blue shirt with the clutch pin fasteners and you have a fairly convincing police uniform for your projects.
Tips and warnings
- Only use spray paint in an open and well ventilated area.
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