Sports Pins

While many people make sports buttons, this one, submitted by Colette Hutzel from St. Lawrence Elementary School in Lafayette, IN, has a unique twist. Her daughter's fourth-grade class had a "Mini Economy" project, where they "sold" items to classmates. She tried to sell a few things, but didn't have any success until she tried making buttons with the school's name on them. Sales soared! Her pretend "sales" were the highest in the class. The customers kept coming back each week to see what kind of buttons she would sell next (she did different sports/schools each week). Colette notes that it was fun to see the business going strong for a long time.