how to make wristbands?

There are many different types of wristbands that you can make. Put some thought into what kind of wristband and how to make wristbands, how you intended to use it, and what material you like. Making a simple wristband out of construction or scrapbook paper and is a great arts and crafts activity for children. Alternatively, you can make a more stylish wristband from fabric or thread. Choose the one that fits your needs. Keep in mind that there are also other options!

Choose flexible paper. The paper should be durable enough that it will not rip or tear, but flexible enough that you can bend it easily to form the wristband. Choose colored paper, if desired.

Cut a strip of paper about 34 inch (1.9 cm) wide along the side. The strip should be long enough that you can wrap it around your wrist, or the wrist of the person who will be wearing the wristband.

Wrap the bracelet around a cylindrical object. This will allow you to form the wristband without having to use your own wrist, which makes it much more difficult to work because you will only have one free hand.

Make the sides overlap each other. An inch or two of overlap is enough. It does not matter which side is on top.

Glue the overlapping parts together, using a glue stick. Glue will be more secure than tape, and be less prone to coming undone. Other kinds of glue can also be used, but avoid particularly harsh or toxic glues, because it may touch your skin. Glue sticks are entirely sufficient for gluing paper to paper.

Decorate your wristband using colored pencils, pens, or crayons. Your decoration is limited only by your imagination. You may want to avoid using markers, particularly on construction paper. Markers can bleed through the paper, weakening the wristband and potentially getting on your skin.

Let the wristband dry. After gluing and decorating your wristband, let the glue dry. If you take the wristband off the cylinder before it is dry, it is more likely to fall apart.

how to make wristbands