As someone who make hundreds of swaps each year, I am always looking for a budget friendly idea. These SWAPS were made using a package of cellulose sponges I picked up at the local dollar store. Each 3×5 sponge made 24 cheese wedges. For one dollar, plus safety pins, I got 72 SWAPS. That’s not bad at all.
SWAP tags (downloadable here)
Yellow cellulose sponges
Hot glue gun & glue
Step 1: Download and print the SWAP tags on cardstock. Cut each tag along the dotted lines. On the back of each tag write your name and troop number. Set aside.
Step 2: Draw a circle (3 inches in diameter) on the sponge. Cut it out, then cut it into 8 pie shaped wedges. On the remaining piece of sponge draw a half-circle and divide into fourths. (See image below). Because of the thickness of my sponge, I was able to cut each piece horizontally (like you would tort a cake) and get 24 cheese wedges from each sponge.
Step 3: Use a small amount of hot glue to attach the sponge to the SWAP tags from step 1.
Step 4: Add safety pins and SWAP.