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Make a Coin Purse by Upcycling - Picture Demo with Printable Instructions
One doll purse for the teddy bear or a coin purse for a kid
See how to make a duct tape coin or doll purse.
This is a super easy coin purse to make. It works just as well as a doll or teddy bear purse, with the addition of just one piece of ribbon. Follow along for detailed instructions and pictures, so you can make one, too.
The basic materials were duct tape and a plastic wrapper that beads came in. Had it not been turned it into this purse for Dolly, my teddy bear, it would have ended up in the trash.
Peel and stick foam cut outs and rhinestones were used to dress Dollys purse here, but you could use anything you want, or nothing. Some things you might already have on hand that would be good to use include buttons, stickers, ribbon scraps, paper cut outs, artificial flowers, feathers, an old necklace or beads, sequins, pictures cut out from magazines, or lace and such.
At the end of the article you will find printable instructions. Have fun!
Dolly's new purse
Why this project?
I wanted to come up with a really simple craft that children could do and still get a decent looking product they could actually use and/or play with. Furthermore, I'm determined to find a use for things that normally get thrown away. Lastly, I wanted something affordable for kids to make, so that moms would not have to run out and buy a bunch of stuff.
I think this little purse fits the bill. It should be noted that while this craft could be done by very small children, the peel and stick rhinestones I used would present a choking hazard. Always supervise the little ones. Once past the stage of putting everything in their mouths and having basic scissor safety skills mastered, this is a project children can do on their own.
Check it out.
The pictures tell the story of how to make the purse.
Go through each picture to see exactly how easily you can do this.
How to make the duct tape purseClick thumbnail to view full-size
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Here's an awesome source for kids crafting ideas.
Children need to be kept busy doing constructive things at all times, but especially during long vacations from routines such as school. Crafting is a fun way to keep little hands and minds sharp and focused. This is a useful resource for simple, fun activities that won't bankrupt the budget.
Just remember the following...
1.) Have fun!
2.) Nothing is ever perfect and that's Okay.
3.) Use what you have.
4.) Be creative.
I've fallen in love with duct tape. Or, Duck tape or knock off tapes, tapes, tapes and more tapes.
Give me the easy patterns!
Don't get me wrong, stencils and stamps, stickers and foam cuts are all great fun and have their place. But this stuff, as a medium for crafting has some nifty type advantages. It's so fast. Roll it out and press down as you go and you have an instant border. There's no mess like with painting or even some markers, virtually clean up free.I also like how for one roll you can get multiple projects. Really cool stuff.
I so want this pattern. It's a timeless classic.
Tapes are really so easy to work with. They are fantastic for crafting fodder for the little ones.
Tapes are much easier than paint, markers or even crayons for the little ones to get good looking results with and don't come with near the clean up for mom.
Bye-bye for now.
Take care of yourself and we hope to see you again, soon.
Here's a project even the very little girls can do. They sometimes get left out of crafty goodness. With this they can get in on the crafty type fun too.
It's super cheap, super simple and fun for big and little kids of all ages.
Grab some duck tape and scissors, a sprinkling of bling and prepare to get your smile on with the kiddies.
Frugal tip: It's amazing what can be reused in the way of packaging we typically throw in the trash. Consider saving certain packaging items with an eye towards future projects.
- Duct tape or Duck Tape
- Ribbon (optional)
- Foam peel and stick shapes and/or stickers (optional)
- One plastic container headed for the trash
- Cut a strip of tape to cover the bottom of your container.
- Press it down and fold over on the sides.
- Trim excess or fold over.Tape the sides.
- Cover the lid in tape.
- Cut the ribbon.
- Attach ribbon with foam cut out or sticker.
- Decorate as you will.
Scissor safety skills to teach early:
Obviously, never run with scissors.
Carry scissors with blades pointing down.Hand to others with handle pointing towards them.
Kitchen scissors and those used for crafting and workshops are not interchangeable.
Scissors are really cool tools but sometimes kids may have to be reminded they are not toys.
What? You thought I forgot Fluffy? No way.
All images contained within this article are the original property and creations of the author.
© 2013 Rhonda Lytle