Make Your Own Backpack Tag for Back to School

Let’s make backpack tags! This simple backpack name tag craft is a cute and useful homemade name tags idea that takes just 5 minutes to make. It is a great quick back to school craft for kids of all ages.

Back to school crafts, DIY duck tape backpack tag - backpack shown with backpack tag
This backpack tag craft is quick & easy!

Kids BackPack Tags

If your house is anything like mine there are repeated calls for a new school bag during the year because another child has the same bag as her, and they keep accidentally picking up the wrong bag at home time. Instead of heeding the calls I of course improvised with a quick Back To School Backpack Tag, no chance of any bag-napping with this tag in clear sight!

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DIY Back To School Backpack Tags

Supplies Needed to Make a Personalized Backpack Label

Directions to Make School Bag Tags

Step 1

Start by cutting a strip of scrap fabric to the size of the tag you want.

Step 2

Cover on both sides with duck tape. 

Step 3

Cut a rectangular piece of acetate for the name card window and seal this on the sides and base of the tag with duck tape.

Leave the top edge of the acetate open for the name card to slide in. 

Back to school crafts, DIY duck tape backpack tag

Step 4

Punch a hole on the top of the tag!

Step 5

Attach the key ring…. and invite your child to write their own name on a piece of card to slide in. 

Back to school crafts, DIY duck tape backpack tag

Finished Backpack Tag Craft

And that’s it – just loop the backpack tag onto the school bag and they are ready!

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Make a Backpack Tag

Back to school crafts, DIY duck tape backpack tag

This quick and easy duct tape craft makes a backpack tag to prevent backpack mix up at school!

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • scraps of fabric
  • duct tape
  • acetate
  • key ring

Tools

  • hole punch

Instructions

  1. Cut a strip of fabric the size of the tag you want.
  2. Cover both sides with patterned duct tape.
  3. Cut a rectangular piece of acetate for the name card window and seal this on the sides and base with duct tape leaving an edge to slide in the name card.
  4. Punch a hole in the top of the tag and add a keyring.
  5. Have child write name on card and slide into bag tag.

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How did your backpack tag craft turn out? What colors and patterns did you use?

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