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Maker Monday! Pre-Pride Edition!

May 12th, 2014     by Kate-Christine Miller     Comments

Illustration by Erin McPhee

Every Monday we’re bringing you awesome craft ideas from The Studio, a drop-in program for youth aged 13-21 run by Delisle Youth Services. (

The Studio is a youth directed drop-in centre for queer and trans youth and allies ages 13-21. Come chill with us at Mon-Thurs 3-8pm at The Studio under the Northern District Toronto Library at 40 Orchard View Blvd in Toronto!

Today for Maker Monday we’ll be designing buttons to give out at this year’s World Pride festival in Toronto. Of course we realize not every one is lucky enough to have a button maker at their disposal, so this week we’re encouraging you to get extra creative and make something to show your pride and get excited about World Pride in Toronto or wherever your local pride event might be this summer!


  1. Last week Heidi had the great idea of using fabric markers to customize our very own Pride flags! We took some rainbow coloured fabric and wrote words that were important to us on the flags, because the rainbow doesn’t always say everything about our identity! Some flags said: “Love, Wisdom and Dignity” “Equality! Born this way!” “Acceptance, Independence, Creativity” “2-Spirit, Trans, and Queer People of Colour!” “Access!”. Put it up in your room and keep Pride going all year!

  2. Dont’ feel like the rainbow says enough about your unique identity? Why not create a Trans*, Pansexual Flag, Genderqueer Flag, Asexual Flag, Bisexual flag, and so many more!

  3. Make a pride bracelet using the rainbow colours or your own colours! Check out last week’s weaving wheel method!

  4. Make Pride stickers and cover your sketchbook or journal!

Happy Early Pride!!

Tags: diy, lbgtq+, pride, queer, youth

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