You Will Need ...
  1. Duct Tape

  2. Scissors

  3. Ruler

  4. Pen

  5. Packing Tape (for I.D. Holder)

  6. Library card, or similar for measuring

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Step 1: 

You are going to need five pieces of duct tape fabric, 7 inches long by 4 inches wide.

Step 2: 

Begin by making a basic pocket. You will need two of these, made from four pieces of fabric. Decide which side of your fabric you would like to be on the outside. Seal three sides of the pockets by placing a single piece of tape on each edge and folding over.

Step 3: 

To create the cardholders you will need two 4 inch pieces of duct tape (for each holder). It can be the same color as your fabric, a different color or a patterned tape.

Step 4: 

Flip your tape over and fold it up onto itself leaving 1/2 inch of tape uncovered. This makes a pocket for your card. This pocket can then be attached to the wallet using the exposed 1/2 inch strip of stickiness.

Step 5: 

Line up the sticky edge of your tape with the bottom edge of your wallet. Run your finger over the tape to seal into place. Use a card as a measuring device to add your next pocket. Be certain that there is enough space between pockets to be able to remove your cards, generally about 1/2 inch. This is a good opportunity to alternate patterns if you'd like as well!

Step 6: 

You can now add as many card pockets as you would like. Make sure your final card does not stick out of the end of the wallet. Seal the pockets in place with a thin, horizontally ripped piece of duct tape abut 7 inches long. Here again, make sure you use your card as a guide and allow enough room to place and remove cards from the pockets. Seal the unopened edge first. When sealing the opened edge of the wallet simply tuck the tape inside the pocket. You don't want to seal your money holder!

Step 7: 

To make the window, cut two pieces of packing tape twice the length of a standard card and overlap them by 1/2 inch. Fold that piece over and, BAM ... you have a little window. You are folding it in half so, like the duct tape, the inside is not sticky. Secure the window on the wallet with three small strips of duct tape. Leave the top open so you can remove your ID.

Step 8: 

Use a standard key as your template for measuring your key pocket. Make sure the top of the key sticks out a little.

Step 9: 

Create a pocket for your key, by placing one piece of duct tape on the sticky side of the other, leaving 1/2 inch on either side. Trim excess.

Step 10: 

Flip the key pocket over and secure it to your wallet. Seal with another small trim of duct tape.

Step 11: 

Now it is time to put the two large pockets together to create your wallet. Be certain that both have their open (money) side facing out. Lay them side by side on your work surface with a tiny alley of about 1/4 inch in between. Seal the two sides with a thin piece of duct tape down the center. Do this on both sides of the wallet.

Step 12: 

Finally, you will want to create a flap. For this you will use the 5th piece of duct tape fabric you made earlier.

Step 13: 

Fold the fabric in half and draw a design of your choice. It can be simply rounded or have a design. Be sure to leave a tab at least 1 1/2 inches long for the closure. Cut out your design.

Step 14: 

Attach the flap to your wallet the same way you connected the two halves in step 11. After attaching on both sides close your wallet and figure out the positioning of your closure.

Step 15: 

To create the flap closure, use a small strip of duct tape and fold in thirds. Put the piece just over the tab you have created. Make sure you leave enough room underneath to remove the tab easily, but be certain it stays snug. Secure the closure to the wallet on both sides with two small pieces of tape. Now you can decorate and embellish your wallet however you like!

Age: 
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Senior
Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: 
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Duct Tape: 
Wallets
Prep Time: 
5 - 10 minutes
Supervision: 
1 adult per 5 children
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