Both boys and girls love colorful bracelets. Have them make their own creations using a variety of decorative tapes. We have three different methods to choose from.
Use a glass jar to bend the electrical wire into a circle large enough to fit over your wrist.
Use wire cutters to snip to length.
Push the ends of the wire together until they touch, and secure with a small piece of duct or washi tape.
Line the Inside
Cut a piece of washi tape the length of the bracelet. Keeping the wire in the middle, press the tape along the inside of the ring.
Carefully add another piece of washi tape to the outside of the bracelet, joining the two sticky sides. Do this twice to add extra sturdiness.
Using your fingertips, pinch the edges of the tape together, allowing the wire to bulge in the middle.
Make a Triple-Band Bracelet
Make three wire circles and tape the ends together.
Using your fingers as a support, space the three rings apart. Wrap the washi tape across and under the three bands to cover both sides.
Work in Sections
Using smaller pieces of washi, wrap one section at a time around the bracelet, making sure the wires stay separated.
Work around the bracelet until the wires are covered. Add several more layers of tape to create a thicker bangle.
Make a Duct Tape Bracelet
Cut the wire to size and place in the middle of a piece of duct tape with an extra inch on each end.
Cut a thinner piece of duct tape that is slightly shorter than the wire. Lay it on top of the wire, centered on top of the original piece of tape. Fold the exposed side edges, and do the same on one end.
Turn the bracelet over and add a long strip of washi tape to the center of the duct tape.
Bend and Shape
Bend the wire to shape the bracelet. To complete the circle, press the sticky side to the completed end.
Using the washi tape, cut a small vertical piece to place over the seam. Continue the pattern around the band at 1-inch intervals.