Recycling cardboard tubes into fun craft projects is always a great activity for kids. With the 4th of July holiday coming up quickly, these easy to make bracelets are a fun way to display your patriotism and get into the spirit of the holiday. Fun for the parade too!
To make these bracelets you will need a cardboard tube cut in half, some patriotic scrapbook paper (or red construction paper) some glitter glue bottles, star stickers or sequins, and a glue stick. A bottle of white glue is needed if not using stickers. And, of course you’ll need scissors as well!
Cut cardboard tube in half, about 2 1/2-inches. Cut a piece of scrapbook or construction paper twice the length of the tube and wide enough to go all the way around the tube. Use glue stick to attach the paper to the tube, tucking the excess paper inside the tube. Allow to dry.
Cut the tube at the paper seam to create a bracelet.
Decorate with glitter glue…
… and sequin stars. Stickers would be easier, but that’s what I had on hand!
When it’s all dry, put it on and show it off! :)
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- Cardboard tube
- Patriotic scrapbook paper or red construction paper
- Glue stick
- Glitter glue: blue, white, gold
- Star shaped sequins or stickers
- White craft glue (if using sequins)
- Cut cardboard tube in half, about 2½-inches.
- Cut a piece of scrapbook or construction paper twice the length of the tube and wide enough to go all the way around the tube.
- use glue stick to attach the paper to the tube, tucking the excess paper inside the tube. Allow to dry.
- Cut the tube at the paper seam to create a bracelet.
- Decorate with glitter glue and sequin stars.