Introduction: Soda Tab Chain

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This Instructable will show you how to make a lightweight chain from soda can tab!

Step 1: Popping the Tab Off

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First you need a soda can. Then you need to pop the soda tab off by bending it back and forth.

Step 2: Making the First Link

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Take 5 tabs and stack them together with the good sides out.

Step 3: Starting a New Link

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Take another tab and cut it on the thin side close to the edge. Now bend it at a 45 degree angle.

Step 4: Making the First Piece of a New Link

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Now just take the tab that you cut and slide it into the thicker piece. Now bend it back into place so it is even.

Step 5: Making a Full Link

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Repeat steps 3 and 4, 5 until you have five layers on the link. Make sure the good side is on the outside. Repeat this process until you have a chain of desired length.

Step 6: Your Soda Tab Chain

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Taadaa! Now you have a strong but lightweight soda tab chain. Enjoy!

Comments

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-09-06

Clever way to reuse soda tabs. You should continue to make it longer and see how big you can make it.

I remember seeing you in a Make magazine and I love making your projects.

Already on it. I started to make this for my brother who wanted chainmail and changed his mind. So now I just ask for every tab after someone drinks a soda. i won't stop making this until it gets way too long. thanks for the comment.

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