Duct Tape Crafts – Make a Coin Purse
There is just something so fun about duct tape crafts. When my daughters took a summer art class and came home with these little coin purses – I knew I wanted to learn how. They’re just so cute! My oldest was kind enough to walk me step by step through how they did it in class and I took pictures so I could remember. I thought I’d share because this would be such a great summer activity for you to do with your kiddos. They would make fun little gifts for grandparents or other family and friends!
What You’ll Need
- Duct tape (whatever colors you want)
- Sharp scissors
- A bookmark or other object to use as a guide for measuring (rulers work but it doesn’t need to be that scientific)
Step 1 – Cut Out 10 Equal Pieces of Duct Tape
To get us started, we’ll need five equally sized pieces of duct tape stuck together (i.e. no sticky side). Using our handy dandy measuring tool (whatever that might be) – you’ll need to cut 10 roughly equal pieces out. This works best when you pull of a bit of duct tape and stick it to a counter, place your measuring tool on it, then cut at the line. Our pieces were roughly 2 inches long.
Step 2 – Create 5 Rough Pieces Instead of 10
Then you’ll take two pieces and stick the sticky sides together. Repeat until you have 5 pieces of double-sided duct tape.
Finished product…a little rough around the edges.
Step 3 – Trim the Pieces Up
Take those scissors and clean up your pieces.
Finished product – all nice and neat. Notice this is also laid out in the shape we’re going to use to create the box.
Step 4 – Cut Out 2 More Pieces to Create Seams
Now you’ll need to cut out two more pieces from a contrasting color that are roughly the same size as the pieces you created in step 1. Then you cut them in half to create four pieces.
Cut the pieces in half.
Step 5 – Use Your Half Pieces as Seams
Now you simply take those half pieces (a little rough is okay) and put them on the seams of your box.
Finished product – don’t worry – we’ll clean up the rough edges.
Step 6 – Trim up the Overhang
Take those scissors again and clean up the bits of seam that you can see.
Step 7 – Clean Up Your Box
Fold your box sides up so you can see its shape. Are the sides all even on top? If not – use your scissors to trim it up.
Step 8 – Repeat Step 4 and 5
You need more 2 more pieces of contrasting tape (step 4). Then cut them in half again (like in step 5).
Step 9 – Apply the Half Pieces as Outside Seams
Using those half pieces you created – place them on the exterior walls of the box (to keep the sides up).
Once you’ve placed all the tape – trim it up if need be.
Finished product – now it’s really starting to take shape.
Step 10 – Create the Twisted Top
This is the trickiest step. You’re going to create the twisted top to your coin purse.
Push the sides in to create what looks like a flower.
Place four fingers on each of the insides of the folds.
Now twist it.
Push it flat…I had a little trouble getting this step down, but if you play with it a bit you’ll figure it out. Duct tape is very forgiving!