Children love to make jewellery and these DIY duct tape bracelets are fun and easy. With the many different varieties of colourful tape available these days, the possibilities are endless.
Possum (aged 3 years) has started to really love jewellery. Bracelets, necklaces, rings are all the rage for her at the moment and she became very excited when I told her we would be making some wonderful duct tape bracelets, which I’d seen over on Happy Hooligans.
Recommended age: 4 years +
(All my activities require active supervision)
You will need –
- toilet rolls or cardboard tubing
- duct tape (decorative if possible)
Simply begin by cutting down the length of the toilet roll, as shown above. Add a strip of duct tape around one end of the roll and cut it off. This is great practice for children learning to use scissors and also creates an opportunity for you to talk about ways of being safe with scissors.
Of course you can make as many different varieties as you like! You might like to also try some cuts to individualise each duct tape bracelet.
Here is a duct tape bracelet that I cut into a zigzag. It looks great by itself or with other duct tape bracelets. You can really be so very creative with your designs. The decorative duct tapes, which I purchased from a newsagency, that are now available make it so very easy.
Possum really loves wearing her duct tape bracelets and keeps them in her special jewellery box. They were great fun to make and can be used in imaginative play or worn simply because. This activity is great for children who are able to cut or developing skills in cutting with scissors.
Would your child like to make and play
with duct tape bracelets?
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kate @ livinglovinglaughing says
Oh these are so cute the kids would love these! Isnt it fun how much duct tape has improved these days -so many fancy colours!
Absolutely agree Kate! Soooooo much fun. 🙂
Oh these are cute and fun! And look at your little one’s happy face!!
These look super cute, Kate! I think my two little girls would adore making these. I’ll have to keep a look out for that great duct tape!
Thanks so much Kate. They were great fun to make I think I’m a little addicted. Hahaha
Anastasia @Montessori Nature says
This is such a great, simple to follow tutorial! Thank you for sharing this fun idea!
You are very welcome Anastasia! 🙂
Sara @ Happiness is here says
Melissa @ Honey Bee Books says
They are fabulous! My daughter would love to make these. I will definitely be on the look out for decorative duct tape now 🙂
I’ve just started to notice all the cook duct tape in shops now! Love the zigzag bracelet – my kids will love making these!
Jo (down to eath mother) says
Cute idea! Madame 3 will definitely be up for this, although we might need to fashion some kind of fastener to get over her chubby little hands, lol…
Aww, look at little Poss! They turned out looking really sweet and a great idea for cutting practice!
Nathalie Brown says
They are so pretty