Introduction: Braided Duct Tape Bracelet

This is an instructable on how to make a nice braided duct tape bracelet. They're relatively easy to make, and make great friendship bracelets. I had fun at a summer camp once teaching all the other girls how to make then; it's a great icebreaker. :)

Step 1: Find Which Duct Tape You Want

Duct tape comes in many, many colors, and can be found in a huge variety of stores for around $5 (if you are paying more than this, it's way overpriced). A few stores are Walmart, Ace Hardware, and JoAnns, just to name a couple that carry it.

Step 2: What You Need

So, you're gonna need some supplies:

• Sharp scissors (dull ones make the whole thing super hard)
• Up to 3 colors of tape
• Flat surface you won't mind potentially getting tape stuck to
• Music! If you want. Personally I like Lindsey Stirling or Martin Garrix. :)

Step 3: YAYYYY! Scissors!

Now we get to cut things, now that you have all your supplies! Yay! :3 yay for scissors. Hehe... Yeah. So... Cutting things. :)

First: Unwind your duct tape by about 7 inches. Cut it from the roll.

Second: Cut that strip in half lengthwise straight down the middle.

Third: Repeat; you'll have one extra strip, but that's ok. :)

Step 4: Folding the Strips

Fold the edges of each strip to meet at the middle, overlapping slightly so no stickiness is exposed. Try to keep the tape smooth.You should have 3 skinny strips when you're done. :)

Step 5: Braid

Using a small piece of tape, attach the ends of the strips together, by overlapping them and then wrapping the tape around it. Then, braid it! If you don't know how to braid, it's quite simple, just look it up or ask a friend. ^_^ you can either braid it tightly or loosely, whichever you prefer. :) Seal the loose end of the braid with another piece of tape.

Step 6: Make the Bracelet

Tape the ends of the braid together.

Step 7: Wear It!

Now you're done! Wear it, give it away, make more! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments. :) Don't worry if it's not perfect, just keep trying. ;)

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