You Will Need ...
  1. Duct tape fabric

  2. Duct tape

  3. Scissors

  4. Marker (optional)

  5. Ruler (optional)

  6. A dollar bill and credit card (for measurement) (optional)

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Step 1: 

Start with a piece of duct tape fabric. (You can find those steps here.) You need a piece that is slightly bigger than 9 inches by 9 inches, so that when you trim it down so its edges are nice and neat, you have a perfect 9 x 9 square. You can also use our downloadable template below to cut out your square; our template makes for a smaller wallet at 7.5" x 7.5". The sheet we'll be using is green on one side, and blue-and-white polka dots on the other!

Step 2: 

Once you've cut your duct tape fabric into a 9 x 9 square, measure 3.5 inches up from the bottom of your square, and mark it either with a marker, or by creasing it with your finger. Fold the bottom up so that the fold is on your mark. You can also lay your square on our template and fold at the line.

Step 3: 

Fold the top of the square down so that its crease rests on the top of the bottom flap (or where indicated on our template). Your duct tape fabric should now resemble an envelope.

Step 4: 

Make two 3-4" strips of duct tape by tearing one standard-width strip in half lengthwise.

Step 5: 

Seal the edges of your "envelope" by taking your strips and laying them over the open sides. Have half of your strip hang over the "envelope's" edge. Here, you can see that the top flap now forms a pocket in the front.

Step 6: 

Flip the "envelope" over and fold over the hanging strips of tape. Crease it to make sure it is sealed and flat!

Step 7: 

As you can see, you now have a sealed tube with a pocket on one side. Take your scissors and trim a teeny-tiny bit off the top of your envelope. This will open the "tube" back up. Be sure to cut your "tube" so that your new pocket and your existing pocket both have their openings facing up! A very common mistake is to trim the wrong side of the wallet, so make sure you are trimming the side that is not directly connected to the pocket. Should you make this mistake, don't despair: just tape shut with matching duct tape and trim the other side.

Step 8: 

You can now open up your wallet and see where you will stash your cash!

Step 9: 

Trim the other overhanging edges of tape. Be care not to snip the wallet, just the overhanging pieces.

Step 10: 

Now to make individual pockets for your cards! Tear off a strip of duct tape about ¼" wide.

Step 11: 

Fold your wallet in half, and mark the center with a marker or by creasing it with your finger. Take your strip and lay it down the center, dividing the front pocket into two separate pockets.

Step 12: 

Tuck any overhanging tape on the inside of the larger pocket.

Step 13: 

Snip the sealing tape edges where your pocket is formed to allow enough room for your cards. If you are making a nine-inch wallet, this may not be necessary, so test your cards to see if they need more room or not.

Step 14: 

Your wallet is ready to keep your cash and cards safe and sound!

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