DIY CHild Identification Tags

DIY Child Identification Tags

We are on the go a lot – a homeschooling family that visits amusement parks, museums, off-the-beaten-path destinations. Exploring, and learning along the way, is a way of life for us.

But it’s hard to be in crowded places with our four children. Two of them struggle when they become overwhelmed because of their sensory processing issues, and another is just a toddler. If we’re not completely focused all the time, one of them will wander off, and though the bigger two know our cell phone numbers, they’re likely to become too anxious and upset to remember them when they become separated.

Together we created these DIY child identification tags. Easy, inexpensive, and fun for the kids to wear…and all the important information is right there for anyone to help them find their way back to us.

DIY Child Identification Tags

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These are simple if you want to make them for your own kids. Just print out one of the free templates I’ve made, laminate them, and cut them out. We put ours on chains so the kids can wear them and tuck them into their shirts, but you can tie them to your kids’ shoelaces or safety pin them to the back of their shirts if you’d prefer.

Grab these supplies:

  • Cardstock
  • Laminator and film {or plan to head to the copy store to have them laminated}
  • Hole punch
  • Neck chain
  • Permanent Marker
  • Your FREE templates below {they’ll be emailed to you right away}

Download your DIY Child Identification Tags Template — Simply enter your email address below and the link to the template will be emailed to you immediately — but make sure you save it to your computer right away. The link expires after three attempts or 72 hours.

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DIY Child Identification Tags


Warm up the laminator if you have one of your own, and print the templates your kids have chosen – there are superheroes, butterflies, and flowers. Write your child’s personal information on the tags, and include any special needs your kiddo has so a helpful adult doesn’t accidentally trigger an allergy or another problem before they find you.

Run your personalized child identification tags through the laminator, cut them out, and punch the hole. Finally, string the chain through the hole and you’re all set!



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DIY Child Identification Tags