Last year for camp I was in charge of the crafts (dream job! Lots of work, but worth it). A quick easy one that the girls enjoyed were bottle cap pins. You could make these magnets, neclaces, whatever, but we did pins because they were the cheapest and I thought they’d look cool on their camp bags. The technique is basically the same as the bottle cap necklaces tutorial found HERE. Instead of drilling a hole for the necklace, we brought superglue and after the bottle caps were dry we glued the pin to the back. Supplies: blank bottle caps (Hobby Lobby) card stock (use a different color for each sheet you print for variety) Glossy Accents (JoAnn or Hobby Lobby) pins (very cheap at Hobby Lobby) super glue (Dollar store) scissors This is the one I made for myself (note: I changed the year to 2012 for the downloads):
You might be worried about how well the super glue works…this has been washed several times when I forgot to take it off of my coat. The pin is still secure and because I sealed the paper with the “Glossy Accents” the picture side is still in perfect condition.
Here are the downloads for the inserts. NOTE: for best results, print on card stock. The best ones were on card stock with a slight fleck. I chose “natural” looking papers with a fleck in colors like green, pink, and brown. Also, be sure to lay the bottle caps flat until they have set (an hour or so) then glue the pin on the back.
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