When I was growing up, I got a stick name tag or necklace a few of the years I was at camp, so I made some for our girls. I put them on their water bottles in hopes that they won't use the wrong bottle and exchange germs. (All the bottles are the same.) The best part of the stick tags is that they are free! The worst part is that because I didn't have a table saw, it was a lot of hard work to cut them out. I had to use a hand saw, I suppose my arm muscles are better for it.
To make a stick name tag:
- Find a stick outside that is about 2 or 3 inches thick.
- cut the pieces so they are about 1/2-1 inch thick. (If you don't have a very big stick you can cut the stick on an angle instead of straight across. This will give more surface area for the name.)
- Use a drill and make 1 hole in the top of each piece.
- Write the names on the wood with a permanent marker
- use ribbon, yarn, raffia or leather ribbon to make the necklace or attach the tag.