Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Verse Token holders for backpacks

At Good News Club training,
I was introduced to a great idea for
backpack clip to hold verse tokens.
At the end of club, kids can slide their verse token into it 
and they will have it
 on the packs all week to work on, and NOT lose. 

I wanted to make it as cheap as possible since 
our budget for club is pretty much whatever
 we come up with from our own coffers.
So I used old clearview sheets which were surplus to our needs, 
duct tape from my girls' crafty supplies 
and some book rings I purchased at Wal*Mart, 8 for $1.88.
One could use old transparency sheets or the 
by-the-yard plastic table cover, 
whatever can be salvaged to make this affordable. 

The following shows how I made them, 
a bit overdone for a simple project 
but hopefully enough detail to cover 
all learning styles if you'd like to make them for your club. 

Measure  5 inches over from the edge
 that does not have holes punched.

And 9 inches up.

Cut out and fold up.

Measure and cut just over 5 inches of fun duct tape. 
If you have to purchase this, Wal*Mart has it $3 a roll.
My girls have rolls 'n' rolls of the stuff, 
so I asked 
them to donate to the cause. 

Cut the strip in half lengthwise.

Carefully fold each strip over each end... this.
 Trim excess tape on edges.

Cut another strip, this time just over 4 1/2 inches.

Fold over each side.

Trim excess taking care to not slice into the plastic.
(warning from experience)

Punch a hole in the corner.

A nifty verse token holder for clipping on a backpack!

32 waiting their turn on a backpack!

A way of doing this in even greater economy 
would be to use rubber bands.

Just slip a band through the hole and pull it through itself.
Then pull the holder through the band wrapped around the strap of backpack or to a clip on pack.

Works for Calloway!

I like the clips better!

And I especially like my lovely models Cassia and Cherish!

~All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness...~
2 Timothy 3:16

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