Make your own teddy bear name tags for use in the classroom, or at bear-themed birthday parties, church activities or community events. The name tags will help you learn the children's names and can even be colour coded for further organisation and identification. Teddy bear name tags are created from basic art supplies, making them an inexpensive project that can easily be completed in one afternoon. Smaller versions of the name tags can even be made for the children's teddy bears if they are invited to the event as well.
Find a clip-art picture of a teddy bear online and print the image on white paper. Draw a picture of a teddy bear on a piece of white paper if you cannot find an image you like. Choose or draw a teddy bear that is at least 4 inches tall and wide.
Colour the teddy bear image using crayons and markers. Draw a line horizontally across the teddy bear's stomach. Write the words "My name is" 1 to 1 1/2 inches above the line, if desired.
Take the teddy bear name tag to a local office supply store, library or print shop and have it laminated. Cut around the outline of the laminated teddy bear with a pair of scissors.
Place the name tag face down on a flat surface. Use a hot glue gun to glue a safety pin to the backside of the name tag. Position the pin so it is toward the top of the name tag, with the opening side up. Use just enough glue to secure the tag without blocking the pin from opening.
Use a permanent marker to write the name of the individual on the line across the bear's stomach. Place a piece of tape above the line and write the individual's name on the tape if you would like to reuse the name tags at a later time. The tape can be removed, leaving the tag nameless for future use.
Things you need
- Teddy bear clip art
- Hot glue gun
- Safety pin
- Permanent marker
- Tape (optional)