Wizard of Oz Camp Lanyards

I am attending our church’s Girl’s Camp this week.  Every day I will post the craft or handout I am giving the girls.  The theme for the entire camp is Stand Out.  Each year or level choose a type of shoe to represent their group.  We are the Ruby Slippers!
We are doing an 8 mile hike today.  I sewed all the girls lanyards (tutorial) out of blue gingham.  As we go through the hike (following the yellow brick road), there will be stops along the way and they will receive pins to put on their lanyard.
The first person Dorothy met on her journey was the Scarecrow.  The scarecrow wanted a brain, so we are talking about knowledge.  I am basing our discussion off this talk by Anne Dibb, I know it, I live it, I love it.  After our discussion, each girl will get an owl pin – representing knowledge.
The next person Dorothy meets is the Tin Man. The Tin Man wants a heart so we are talking about love.   Our discussion is based on this talk by Dieter Uchtdorf.  “When our hearts are filled with the love of God, we become “kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving.”

I made these little fabric/felt heart pins to go on the lanyards.

The third person Dorothy meets is the lion who needs courage.  We are using the talk, May You Have Courage by Thomas S. Monson. “My earnest prayer is that you will have the courage required to refrain from judging others, the courage to be chaste and virtuous, and the courage to stand firm for truth and righteousness.”  

I made these little badges of courage to pin on the lanyards.  

While Dorothy is on her journey with her 3 new friends, they come across the “Field of Poppies” which poison can cause fatal sleep.  These flowers represent the distractions of the world that will keep us from reaching our destination.

 I glued a pin to the back of these brightly colored flowers.



  1. You are amazing. Love this!
    Lisa L.
    TGIF- Third Grade Is Fun

  2. Such great ideas you have and such talent! What a lot of work you put into this. I love every detail and it will definitely help me in our camp in a couple of weeks, as our theme is the same Oz theme. Can I ask how you made the courage badges?

  3. Cari Sieverts says:

    How did you make the “courage” badges?

    • THe courage badges are made by printing the image and punching it with a 1″ circle punch. Then I glued it inside a pounded bottle cap (purchased off Etsy). I also purchased the little sticky resin domes to go on top. Then I hot glued a ribbon on the back and added a pin back.

  4. I would like to make your Wizard of Oz lanyards for our girls camp this year. I can make the lanyard part fine but was curious about the name tag. Is that fabric glued to the tag or has it been scanned and printed? What size are the tags?

    • I send you an email 🙂

      • Carolyn Russell says:

        I would love to find more info about the tags too. I found some badge holders at Staples, but don’t know if you designed a “print” to put in the badge holder or what.

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