High school is certainly more technology based these days. Laptops, Graphics Calculators, Computers etc all make learning easier (not to mention more expensive for parents!). USB Flash drives are a common booklist item and they can be easily lost/misplaced as the kids go from class to class around the school. One way of making them easier to locate in the school backpack or pencil case, is by creating a brightly coloured lanyard to attach them to.
My husband is often going to conferences and always gives me the items he picks up while he is there – he knows we love to re-purpose in our crafting! A lanyard or key fob can be easily made by using the hardware on an existing lanyard. (They can also be purchased cheaply from stores such as Office Works).
What you need:
- existing lanyard
- twill tape (approx 1″ wide)
- decorative ribbon
- sewing machine
I removed the hardware from the existing lanyard (i.e. swivel clip), and then stitched the ribbon tape in place. You can make them any size you want – either a lanyard to wear around your neck or a smaller key fob size.
They are perfect for holding a USB flash drive, keys, or ID card.
You can find the ribbon at Ribbons Galore. Sarah wants to make some more of these in the school holidays – they are a great teen craft.