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DIY Backpack Photo ID Tag

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Make an easy backpack photo ID tag with your child's photo to personalize their new back to school must have accessory!

Back to school shopping has begun in earnest around here. We got our supply list from school and headed out to Target to stock up. The one item my kids look forward to purchasing is a new backpack. They could spend hours searching the Target backpack aisle for the perfect backpack. At their ages of 5 and 8 perfect means it must be their favorite characters.

My daughter is 8 and like most every other elementary school aged girl, she was choosing between Frozen, Monster High and Ever After High. In this case, Ever After High won – I think mostly because it was hard to find any other school supplies with those characters. But given the popularity of Ever After High among 2nd grade girls, I thought it would be a good idea to add a backpack photo ID tag to her backpack so it didn't get mistaken for someone else's.

I'm cautious about displaying my children's names on anything they are wearing so I decided a photo tag would be perfect. These are also great for little ones who can't read their name yet. I found self-seal laminating pouches in the office supply section at Target and printed off a photo of my daughter on to plain old printer paper.

It took me about 5 minutes to whip this up. I sealed in the photo per the laminating instructions.

I punched 3 holes in to the top of the tag and tied on some ribbon just to make it cuter. I used an old key chain ring in the middle hole to attach the ID tag to her backpack.

My daughter thinks it's the coolest thing ever to have her picture on her backpack. Although she's not happy that it's covering up someone's face so I'll have it move it to another zipper!

Make sure to check out Target's Pinterest board for more DIY tips!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Target Back To School. The opinions and text are all mine.

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2 Comments
  • Heather @ US Japan Fam
    August 17, 2018

    What a great idea!!! My twins are starting preschool and I’ve been racking my brain with ways to help them (and their teachers and myself) quickly identify their backpacks – this is brilliant!!! Totally adding these to my MASSIVE back to school list today haha!