One of the things we discovered while planning our Pack Picnic and Belt Loop Extravaganza was that siblings would be able to participate with the boys, however, the boys will receive belt loops, the siblings won’t receive anything.
So… we decided to remedy that by creating our own “Ellie Badges” and instead, call them “Cubby Badges.”
Each participant upon turning in their belt loop passport card will receive a Cubby Badge.
My wife found these pressed bottle caps online and epoxy bubble dots to cover a design within the bottle cap. I created the center piece in Photoshop in an attempt to resemble the grape soda bottle cap of the Ellie Badge.
We printed out a series of the images on photo-grade paper. On the back, we placed a strip of two sided tape used to mount photos. The images were then punched out using a 1″ circle punch used in scrapbooking. Applied an epoxy bubble dot to the face of the image, then peeled away the tape backing and affixed to the bottle cap. All that remained was the addition of the safety pin. Not identical to the Ellie Badge, but it’s our version and will work nicely.
Once we factored in all of the supplies — the bottle caps, epoxy bubble dots, and safety pins, the badges came in at about $.41 each.
See the photos below for all of the elements of the project.