Don"t really go chug some sodas, but be prepared to gather alot of pop tabs. I find that having a bunch of people (like at a party) aid in the process is the best way to go. You may wish to find a can recycling bin somewhere and mooch the tabs from the abandoned cans. You only need 2 materials and 1 or 2 tools to make a belt, which makes it really wasy to make. Another plus is, it's a great kids craft.
1. Pop tabs-numbers will vary depending on length but plan on using 3-4 tabs per inch plus one for the clasp and a few spares
2. Ribbon or cord- lenghth should be at least 4x longer than desired belt length and for width 1/8 in ribbon works well and is what I prefer
2. Wire cutters*
*The wire cutter/pliers combo are fine to use