Clip-On Name Tags

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I needed a way to let people know whose art belonged to whom, without writing their names on the front – so I came up with this!  The names are reusable and interchangeable, and no more holes in the student’s work!  Yay for art teachers (ANY teacher) everywhere!

You'll need E-6000 glue, some clothespins, and some thumbtacks.

You’ll need E-6000 glue, some clothespins, and some thumbtacks.

 

Glue the tacks onto the clothespins.  Notice which end they're glued on.

Glue the tacks onto the clothespins. Notice which end they’re glued on.  Let it dry overnight.

 

While the glue is drying, run to Walmart and grab a bunch of paint chips.

While the glue is drying, run to Walmart and grab a bunch of paint chips.

 

Cut the paint chips apart.  You don't want the extra-dark ones.

Cut the paint chips apart. You don’t want the extra-dark ones.

 

Make sure you grab Velcro dots from the store as well.

Make sure you grab Velcro dots from the store as well.  You could also use strips or squares.  The shape doesn’t matter – just the size.

 

Cut all the Velcro dots in half.

Cut all the Velcro dots in half.

 

When the E-6000 has dried, turn the clip over, and stick on one half of the hook-side of the Velcro dots.

When the E-6000 has dried, turn the clip over, and stick on one half of the hook-side of the Velcro dots.

 

Write the names of your students on the paint chips, using a Sharpie.

Write the names of your students on the paint chips, using a Sharpie.

 

Turn the paint chip over, and stick on the fuzzy (loop) side of the Velcro dot.

Turn the paint chip over, and stick on the fuzzy (loop) side of the Velcro dot.

 

Stick the paint chip to the clothespin.

Stick the paint chip to the clothespin.

 

Hang up your artist's work by clipping the name clothespin + another, and pushing the tack into the cork.

Hang up your artist’s work by clipping the name clothespin + another, and pushing the tack into the cork.

 

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