A Back-to-School Guide to Making Custom School Badges

A Back-to-School Guide to Making Custom School Badges

Posted by MakeBadges on 1st Feb 2024

We all know that the start of a new school year brings a flurry of excitement and preparation for both teachers and students alike. Among the essential items on the back-to-school checklist, custom school badges act as a great welcome back. They're not just identifiers; they represent your child’s personality and identity at school. They are also a way of showing school pride and fostering a sense of community, promoting a positive sense of school pride.

In this guide, we'll walk you through creating your own personalised badges for going back to school, so your students can express themselves in more ways than just a typical uniform.

Designing Your School Badge

A school badge isn't just a piece of metal, it's a symbol of belonging and pride. The design of your school badges should reflect the ethos and values of the school. You can start thinking about what makes the school unique or how your students want to celebrate their achievements – is it sporting prowess, academic achievements, or community service?

Incorporating these elements into the design of a badge can create a sense of belonging and pride that is shared among students, or out and about on the walk to school. Many schools in Australia emphasise the importance of understanding Aboriginal culture. An Aboriginal art badge at school will help to instil a deep sense of respect and recognition of indigenous culture among the students.

Designing these badges is easy with our Badge Design Studio. Follow along with a template or watch one of our handy video tutorials to easily craft the perfect personalised badges for school.

Tips for Effective Custom-Made Badge Design

Creating a compelling school badge design involves a few key considerations:

Colour Scheme

Choose colours that represent your school’s spirit. Using your school colours often works best.

Symbols and Motifs

Include symbols that are representative of your school’s heritage or values. If the school already has a logo or motif, you can use it as a base. You can also find relevant symbols to represent academic or sports achievements and add them to our badge.


Ensure the school name and any other text are easily readable, even from a distance.

Durability and Size

Consider how the badge will be worn and choose a size and material that will last the school year. You can design pin badges that can be easily attached on a uniform, backpack or school bag.

Types of School Badges

The custom-made school badges we provide for schools orders come in various forms, each serving a unique purpose:

Identification Badges

These are essential for security and safety, helping to identify students and staff for younger children quickly.

Achievement Badges

Celebrate academic, sporting, or artistic achievements with these badges. They are great motivators and recognisers of effort and success.

Button Badges

More informal, button badges for schools can showcase student interests, clubs, or extracurricular activities.

Benefits of Using Personalised Badges for Schools

Strengthening School Identity and Community

Personalised badges for schools are more than just adornments. They are a powerful tool in building a strong school community. When students wear a badge that resonates with their school's values, it fosters a sense of unity and belonging. These badges also become an integral part of their school uniforms.

Enhancing School Pride and Culture

Custom school badges can significantly impact school culture. They serve as a daily reminder of the school’s values, reinforcing a positive school environment.

Where to Get School Badges in Australia

When it comes to sourcing school badges in Australia, Make Badges stands out. We specialise in crafting high-quality, custom school badges tailored to your specific needs. Whether you're looking for traditional name tag badges, modern button badges, or a magnetic fastener badge, Make Badges has the expertise and resources to bring your vision to life.

The Process of Ordering from Make Badges

Ordering from Make Badges is a breeze:

  1. Design and creation: Customise your own badge with our Badge Design Studio, on any PC or Mac device.
  2. View your design before production with a 3D preview feature that allows you to see what your badge looks like from every angle.
  3. Delivery: The badges are delivered right to your school or household doorstep.

Embarking on the journey of creating custom school badges is an exciting venture. It’s an opportunity to show your school’s spirit with a small, yet significant symbol. From design to production, remember that each badge is a reflection of your school’s unique identity and values. Embrace this opportunity to enhance your school's culture and instil a sense of pride and belonging in every student.

Most orders ship to Australian cities, including Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne, within 4 working days, so students can wear their unique custom-made badges at school ASAP. Read our FAQs for more information or feel free to contact us, and remember, delivery is free on orders over $100AUD. 

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