The next time you have to make a kid's birthday gift tag, keep it simple but try this braided technique with colourful yarn.

I used a 2 1/2" circle punch to make the tag shapes on card stock paper (I chose fun, vibrant patterns from various paper pads including llamas and unicorns!)

To give my yarn enough room to fit through the hole of the tags, I used a hole punch with a 1/4" opening.

For each tag, cut three pieces of yarn to about one foot. Run them through the hole of the tag and braid away to desired length (about 3"). Tie the ends together.