DIY Washi Tape End of Year Classroom Awards!

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Hey teaching friends!  I know I mentioned my new love for washi tape in the Easy DIY File Folders post a few weeks ago, but I am seriously smitten with it!  As I am not so much a crafty person, I have found that tape is definitely a medium in which I seem to be able to work and make something look cute.

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out!

I grabbed some new tape from a Pick Your Plum deal, and Downtown Tape has also graciously sent me 25 rolls of their awesome tape as well, so I have to tell you in advance:  I have an entire summer of washi tape projects on the roster for your classroom!  I have a list as long as my arm, and am so excited to see how some of the projects come out!  Yay!  {Check out my Downtown Tape stash below.}

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out!

To kick off things, I am starting off with a super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine:  washi tape student awards!

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Note: I am one of the least crafty people out there, so if I can make these, so can anyone.

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out!

Let’s get this party project started!  You will need only a few items:

  • Washi tape in one or more colors of your choice
  • Craft hole punch – I used a 2.75″ punch for the larger ribbons and a 1.75″ punch for the centers, as well as for the smaller ribbons
  • White cardstock for the hanging ribbons and for printing the award centers on
  • Set of Student Award Ribbon Centers {optional as you could certainly make your own if you want to take the time to do so}
Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out!

1.  Start by punching one circle and using your tape, start on one side with the tape flush.  Start pleating the tape (creating the pleats by sticking the tape to itself lightly) gently turning the circle as your continue around the circle.  This is something that will come out way crazy at first, but as you continue to practice, it comes along nicely.

As you can see from my example below, it wasn’t quite a circle when I was done – lol.

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out!

2.  If you use large circles, you will either want to add another large circle with the award on top (see next step) or add another row of tape in the same or in a coordinating color.

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out!

3.  Add your award circle to the top of the center with a looped piece of tape {shown above}.

4.  Next up, place several pieces of tape right onto cardstock.  These will be your ribbons hanging down.  Cut them apart and with corners as you like.

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out!

There are a million ways you can customize your ribbons.

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out!

5.  Attach to the back with a piece of tape.

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out!

That’s it!  Create your award centers before adding to the front of your awards or play around with colors and textures some more.  For example, with the green one, I added washi tape to the cardstock before using the round hole punch to punch the center.

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out!

While I haven’t tried it, you MIGHT even be able to run the washi tape on top of the cardstock through your printer before using the hole punch.

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out!

The final products! 

The best part?  The tape hangs off the circle, so they stick on clothing without needing an extra pin or clip! 

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out!

You could also use this same idea for Star Student of the Week, weekly winners during the school year as student motivation, or create a class set as part of a birthday treat.

Check out this super fun end of the year awards ceremony change from the routine: washi tape student awards! You can easily make them too - check it out!

Again, if you are looking for printables with all the awards, I have just listed these Student Award Ribbon Centers if you prefer not to take the time to create your own.

End of Year Awards Cover

Either way, I would love to hear how your award ribbons turn out!  Have fun creating something your students will be sure to love!

~Charity

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