How to Make Kids' Pins

Picture Art Brooch

Recycle your favorite magazines or greeting cards into a picture art brooch. This custom jewelry is as easy as cut, paste, and wear.

What You'll Need:

  • Old magazines or greeting cards
  • Thin cardboard, pencil
  • Blunt scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Trims such as feathers, ribbon, glitter, and sequins
  • Pin back (available at craft stores) or masking tape
  • A safety pin

Step One: Cut a picture from your favorite magazine or greeting card. Place it on a piece of cardboard and trace around it. Cut out the picture shape from cardboard. This will be your back piece. Glue the picture to the cardboard back piece.

Step Two: Let the glue set. Glue on trims, such as feathers, sequins, ribbon, or glitter, to decorate your brooch. Glue the pin back to the back of the brooch, or tape a safety pin on the back. Make more pins to give to your friends, and wear them on button day at school.

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