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Jenny Barnett-Rohrs and a special friend show how to tag your best friends with matching lanyard tags. 


Hosts: Jenny Barnett-Rohrs

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project.


Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day, Gift Giving and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Areas of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1 hour plus drying time

Best Friends Tags

You and your best friend can show that you are BFF’s with these 2-in-one tags!


  1. Airbrush kit with 3 colors of paint
  2. Laminate chips from the hardware store
  3. Symmetrical stencil (adhesive ones work best)
  4. Painter’s tape
  5. Plastic lacing
  6. Lanyard hooks or split rings


  1. Protect your surface with cardboard or paper. Place two laminate chips upside down, lining them up. Place painter’s tape across them so they stay together.
  2. Flip over and coat with 2 coats of airbrush. Use light, quick strokes and don’t let the paint puddle. Let dry completely between coats.
  3. With your 2 pieces still joined, place your adhesive stencil in the MIDDLE of both. Press down gently with your fingers. Use painters tape to cover any area that you want to keep the background color.
  4. Using your first color, paint the middle of the stenciled area.
  5. Switching to your second color paint the OUTSIDE of the stenciled area, creating an ombré effect between the two colors.
  6. Remove the stencil carefully; let dry completely.
  7. Further embellish with stick-on gems if desired, or write your initial!
  8. Separate the tags and discard the tape. Using two pieces of plastic lacing 12 inches long, thread both through the hole in one of the chips. Tie an overhand knot.
  9. Using a macramé knot of your choice (I like the square knot) create a short lanyard. Before tying a half knot, add a split ring.

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