How To Make A Duct Tape Wallet

I can’t believe it has already been a year since my daughter and her friends formed a Daisy Girl Scout Troop. But here it is a year later, and I am finally getting around to sharing some of the fun things the Troop did last year. While helping to plan for another fun year as Brownies! For our very first meeting the girls each made a Duct Tape Wallet to keep their Troop dues in.

How To Make A Duct Tape Wallet Kids Craft
The good news is that the wallets held up all year, so I can speak from experience that these Duct Tape Wallets are sturdy. In fact, most of the girls are using them again this year. (Those who aren’t lost them.)

Duct Tape Wallet

Materials

In case you want to use the exact duct tape I used, I used this green Duck Tape and this zig-zag mini Duck Tape. I also had rainbow mini Duck Tape on hand so the girls could choose their favorite.

Directions

Cut six strips of the wide duct tape approximately 12 inches long. Lay three of the strips side-by-side overlapping the edges ¼ of an inch. Then lay the other three strips of wide duct tape one by one on top of the first three strips — sticky sides touching. This forms a duct tape sheet. Once you have you sheet, trim clean edges to a finish size of 11 inches

Duct Tape Wallet Instructions
(For the Girl Scout Troop of first grade girls, I did this first step ahead of time.)

Optional – Using the template (download here), trace a rounded edge on one side of the sheet (to form the wallet flap) with a Sharpie. Then use a pair of scissors cut the rounded edge. Some of the girls choose to create a triangle edge and others left their edge square. All turned out cute.

Duct Tape Wallet Template
Fold the duct tape sheet into thirds to form the wallet. Using the colorful skinny tape, seal the sides closed. Finally use a Velcro dot to close the wallet flap.

How To Make A Duct Tape Wallet
Tip – If making in a group, have kids write their name on the inside flap with a Sharpie marker.

This was a fun and easy craft, and it also gave us a chance to talk about earning Girl Scout dues — instead of just asking mom and dad for money each meeting. We talked about different ways they could help out around the house to earn their dues.

Earning the Daisy Center

The Duct Tape Wallet was part of our first meeting, during the meeting the girls also earned their first badge — the Daisy Center. We talked about what it means to be a Daisy and what we will do over the next year – service projects, field trips, etc. We also learned the Girl Scout Pledge and talked about the Girl Scout Law.

The girls also learned the Make New Friends song, which became an instant hit with all of the girls:

Make new friends,
But keep the old.
One is silver,
And the others gold.

A circle is round,
It has no end.
That’s how long
I want to be your friend

It was a great meeting to start the year, and all of the girls loved their Duct Tape Wallets.

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Comments

  1. This is impossible to make. My daughter can’t figure it out. You should write advanced not easy.

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