I started looking. online, to see if there was a way to make their own Odd Squad badges, and there wasn't. That didn't stop me, so I got creative.
Doing a Google search for Odd Squad badges, I was led to this review about Odd Squad. If you feel like reading the whole review, please do, as it's really well written! The thing that caught my eye was the massive Odd Squad badge on the front of the page!
I copied and pasted the picture into Photoshop and then added an additional image that I filled in solid. We put in their agent numbers, when we created agents on PBS Kids. They get to play half an hour of an Odd Squad game, if they complete all their school work without any issues. The numbers are the agent numbers they were given when they created their characters!
I decided to make them black and white, so that the kids actually had something to do in the project! It's not a very kid friendly project as it involves scissors, a laminator, and hot glue gun.
I printed these in black and white, and let the kids color them in before I started assembling them.
|After the kids colored them, I cut them out and laminated them. You probably don't need this step, if you don't have a laminator, but I wanted these to last longer than a week!|
|After laminating them, I hot glued them to some black cardboard I had laying around.|
|Once they were glued to the cardboard, I cut them out. It was quite hard to cut them, but worth it.|
|I cut a small piece of felt and attached it to the back side of the Odd Squad side. I glued the opposite end to the other side of the agent number, so when you flipped it open it revealed the agent number.|
|Hopefully these three badges will show you how to attach the felt so that it flips open to reveal the agent number.|
|I was going to attach a pin, or something, to help secure it to their shirts, but they slip right into the collars of their cloths so I didn't need to!|
This was a really fun project, and it was even more fun to watch their imaginations go wild with their new badges- as they went to save the world using math!
Until Next Time,