The next time your family is heading out of town, avoid luggage mix-ups by looping these cute Mickey and Minnie ID's around the handles. For fun, kids can also use the tags to decorate a backpack or to dangle from a key chain.
- Template for Minnie and Mickey Bag Tags
- Craft or scrapbook paper (black, white, and other colors for Minnie's hat and the tag front and back)
- Colored markers
- Tiny flower sticker (optional)
- Self-adhesive laminating sheet (sold at office supply stores)
- Paper hole punch
- Tape measure or ruler
- Pony beads (one per tag)
1. Print the template and use the pieces as patterns for cutting out a white paper face and a black paper head. Cut the front and back tag pieces out of contrasting colors. If you're making a Minnie tag, cut out a paper hat in any color you child likes.
2. Use a pencil to outline eyes and a nose (1/2-inch ovals work well) and to draw a mouth on each face, as shown. Now your child can color in the features with black marker and add eyelashes for a Minnie tag.
3. Glue the face onto the head.
4. Next, glue the assembled head onto the tag front.
5. For a Minnie tag, use the marker to draw a brim line on the hat. Then glue the hat atop the head, as shown, embellishing it with a tiny drawn-on flower or a flower sticker.
6. Glue the tag front onto the tag back. Then print any contact information you'd like to include on the back of the tag.
7. Use a self-adhesive laminating sheet to seal the tag (front and back).
8. Punch a hole in the top of the tag and thread a 15-inch length of ribbon through the hole. Thread the ribbon ends through a pony bead, as shown, and slide the bead down to the top of the tag. Knot the ribbon ends together.
9. To attach the tag, simply loop the ribbon around the bag handle and slip the tag through the loop, as shown.