These duct tape bracelets are a great craft for kids who like creating with cardboard rolls and wearing homemade jewellery. They’re fun and easy to make and wear, and all you need is a toilet paper roll and some duct tape.
Did you see the painted toilet roll cuff bracelets that we made last year? Well, they were the inspiration behind today’s bracelet craft.
These bracelets are even easier to make than the painted ones, and they’re mess-free too.
Duct tape comes in so many fun and funky colours and patterns, that I couldn’t resist picking up a few rolls recently. The kids have been eager to use it, but I didn’t really know what we’d make with it. I was really happy when I came up with this idea, and so were the kids.
Related: See our cardboard roll and tinfoil napkin rings.
To make your duct tape and toilet roll bracelets, you’ll need:
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- cardboard tube (from a roll of toilet paper, paper towel or gift wrap)
- Duck Brand Duct Tape (I just LOVE this stuff!)
Making your bracelets:
Simply wrap the Duct Tape around your cardboard tube two or three times to make it nice and sturdy.
If you’re making more than one bracelet, you can do what I did here.
I wrapped the tape for 3 bracelets on one cardboard kitchen roll.
Then I snipped through the roll to separate the bracelets. I trimmed up any loose bits of tape along the edges of the bracelets.
The final step was to slice long-ways through up the tube so it could be opened up and worn on the wrist.
And there you have it! Duct Tape Cuff Bracelets! Or in this case, ankle bracelets!
Aren’t they fun?
More Homemade Jewellery Crafts:
Painted Washer Necklace Craft for Kids
French Knitting – Friendship Bracelets
More Toilet Roll Craft Ideas:
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.
I need to explore duct tape as we made these Super Hero cuffs last year which took quite some time! http://rachaelrabbit.blogspot.com/2013/04/toilet-roll-craft-super-hero-bracelets.html
very ingenious! i wonder if i can buy the duct tape in europe too.
thank you for linking up with the parenting pin it party
Helen Neale (@Sticker_stars)
This is great – have pinned (KiddyCharts), having found you on the Pin it Party…thanks for taking part. I always love your stuff. My daughter would be keen on these in particular – fashion diva that she is!
They look adorable on those toddler feet! Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!
Raj @Pink Chai Style
Brilliant idea! I’ve seen all this great patterned duck tape at the store and been racking my brain for an idea how to use it – we definitely doing this at my daughter’s next group play date.
Anna@The Measured Mom
My kids love bracelets – thanks for an easy DIY activity! And thanks for sharing at After School!
This would be perfect for birthday party craft! The cuffs look so cool and I bet boys would love making and wearing them too. Thanks so much for sharing this DIY bracelet idea at Mom’s Library!
Theresa-Capri + 3
This is such a great idea! It is very festive and a fun use of duct tape! Thanks for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday.
Hi Jackie. Awesome project – quick, easy and fun. I’d love for you to link it up at our party – The Creative Challenge. This month we are featuring projects made from toilet paper rolls. Hope to see you there. Best Wishes, Darlene
Thank you for sharing this