You Will Need ...
  1. Duct Tape (Two different colors)

  2. Ruler

  3. Scissors

  4. Parchment Paper

  5. Marker

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Step 1: 

Cut a strip of duct tape 9-inches long. Fold it in half onto itself.

Step 2: 

Trim any white excess.

Step 3: 

Take this long strip and cut it in half right down the middle.

Step 4: 

Fold each strip in half and cut again. Now you should have four identical strips that are 4.5 inches long.

Step 5: 

You need to cut TWO pieces of duct tape fabric that are 3 inches tall by 4.5 inches long. Using your ruler, measure at the 4 inch mark and label.

Step 6: 

Fold down at the four inch mark and use some smaller pieces of duct tape to seal. (I created a bunch of small (.5 inch by .5 inch pieces) beforehand using parchment paper as a backing for a clean cut)

Step 7: 

Flip over the duct tape fabric to secure the pocket you created on both sides, use your scissors to snip off any excess tape. Do the same thing to the second piece of duct tape fabric, leaving you with two matching pieces with pockets.

Step 8: 

Now for the magic - (Tip: These next few steps can be a bit tricky so refer to the video, pausing in between steps to help you with exact how-to) First I do the horizontal strips of duct tape. Using a business card for measure, I place the duct tape fabric strips inside the pocket. Leave about 1/2 inch room at the top and bottom of each strip, then carefully line up your second piece of duct tape fabric on top of that with the non-pocket side face up. Lastly,secure the horizontal strips by folding over and using your small re-cut pieces of duct tape to seal. Do one side first, then flip over the whole thing and do the same to the opposite side.

Step 9: 

Now that the horizontal strips are sealed, open up your wallet and start creating the 'X' shape with your other thin pieces. You will want this 'X' shape within the negative space of the horizontal lines. Place your strips at an angle on the opposite side. Hold down with your finger in the middle of the x-shape so it doesn't shift and fold the opposite card on top of it.

Step 10: 

Now this is very important! In order for the magic to happen, you will need to start taping down the flaps where you haven't already taped before.

Step 11: 

Again, flip the whole thing over (do not open- you will notice that as I mentioned in Step 10- if done properly this side will have no other flaps previously taped to it)

Step 12: 

Lastly, tape down the remaining "x" shape flaps.

Step 13: 

All done! Test the magic and start impressing your friends with your new wallet.

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

If you want a more sturdy wallet, add some cardboard to your duct tape fabric, and you can also make the fabric a bit bigger and have this same project work for a cell phone case/wallet. The possibilities are endless, let your imagination lead the way.

Variation Photos: