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Back To School Backpack Buddies
These backpack buddies are perfect crafts for back to school. Kids will love to hang them on their backpack or share them with friends.

Posted by crafty k. Published
  • Step 1

    Using one of your foam circles, trace a circle onto the cardboard and cut out. Cut the cardboard circle a little smaller than the foam circle, so cut within the lines you traced rather than on the lines.

  • Step 2

    Have a grown up poke a hole near the middle of the cardboard circle with scissors or a pen.

  • Step 3

    Cut a piece of jewelry cord about 12 inches long.

  • How to make a charm / keyring. Backpack Buddies - Step 4
    Step 4

    Thread the cord through the hole in the circle.

  • How to make a charm / keyring. Backpack Buddies - Step 5
    Step 5

    Line up the open ends of the cord and loosely tie knot with the keychain or backpack clip in the knot.

  • Step 6

    Glue the foam circles to the cardboard circle, one on each side of the cardboard. This will hide the plastic cord and the hole.

  • Step 7

    Line up the foam circles so they are even with each other, and apply slight pressure to flatten them close together.

  • How to make a charm / keyring. Backpack Buddies - Step 8
    Step 8

    Glue wiggle eyes on to the front of a foam circle.

  • Step 9

    Cut a piece of feather boa about an inch or so long.

  • Step 10

    Apply white glue to the top of the “head.”

  • How to make a charm / keyring. Backpack Buddies - Step 11
    Step 11

    Glue feather boa to the top of the “head.”

  • Step 12

    Let dry completely.

    You can glue wiggle eyes to both sides of the foam circles so that the face is reversible.
    Check out the yarn aisle for colorful, fuzzy and wacky textures.
    Add even more character by using a small colorful foam oval as a nose or adding two small white rectangles as buck teeth!

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Miss.Jackie.Ann · Woodstock, Georgia, US · 34 projects
These are so cute!

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