Be it for a Halloween costume or a game of dress up, nothing completes a police outfit like a badge. Make your own police badge for kids with a few inexpensive items that you most likely have lying around your home.
Things You'll Need
- Police badge template
- Paper plate
- Pencil or marker
- Aluminum foil or metallic silver paint
- Craft glue
- Craft safety pin
Find and print a template for the police badge. Several free police badge templates are available online. Alternatively, draw a six-point star or shield-shape on paper and use this as the template.
Cut the template carefully out of the paper with a pair of scissors.
Lay the template directly on a paper plate and trace it with a pencil or marker. Cut the police badge out carefully with scissors.
Rub a glue stick over the entire front of the badge.
Place a piece of aluminum foil over the badge. The aluminum must cover the entire badge. Alternatively, paint the badge with metallic silver paint.
Use your fingers to smooth the aluminum foil over the front and edges of the badge.
Write “POLICE” neatly on the front of the badge with a marker. Let the ink dry for several minutes.
Place a few drops of glue to the back of a craft safety pin. Press the safety pin directly to the back of the police badge. Hold for several seconds until the glue begins to dry. Let the glue dry completely.
Tips & Warnings
- If you don’t have a craft safety pin, you can simply attach the badge to the shirt with some tape.
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