We may not agree on who to vote for, but there’s one thing that almost all of us can agree upon: that everyone should vote in our elections! Teach your kids about the voting process – and maybe even have a mock election – and make this fun Election Day craft: voting badges for Election Day.
By the way, we also have a great set of Election Day worksheets. Just sayin’.
How to Make Cute Election Day Badges:
First print out the voting badge templates, preferably on card stock if you have it (not required):
You’ll also need the following:
- Patriotic cupcake liners (get them on Amazon at this time of year, or maybe at a party supply store)
- Red, white and blue ribbon
- Pin backs (or you can just tape them to a shirt if you don’t need these to last very long)
- Regular glue (and hot glue if you’re using the pin backs)
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First color the badges any way you’d like, then cut them out. Flatten the cupcake liners and put them down with the printed side up. Glue the badges to the center of the cupcake liners with regular glue.
Next, cut a piece of patriotic ribbon about 9 inches long, and fold it in half in the shape of a V. If you aren’t using the pin backs, just glue this to the back of the cupcake liner so that the ribbon is hanging below the badge. If you are using the pin backs, glue it with the hot glue gun to the pin back first, and then glue the two together to the back of the center of the cupcake liner. The pin backs I used had both a pin and a mini alligator clip. They were perfect for this project!