We were away last week in the beautiful island of St. Barth’s. It was fourteen of us, living together in a villa for a family reunion like no other. My dad lives down in St. Barth’s with his wife, Ann, for part of the year. They invited me, my brother and my sister (and even my mom!) to celebrate dad’s 75th birthday. It was just one heavenly day after another. We all feel extremely lucky.
Of course I packed a ziploc full of washi tape and duct tape. Wouldn’t you? I figured it would give us something to do when we couldn’t be out in the sun anymore. The first project we did was cover leaves with washi (which I will post about in a few weeks), but then I had an idea of making bracelets. OMG, they turned out so cool!! I am wearing mine right now.
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~ To begin, cut a piece of duct tape that is about 9″ or 10″ long. Fold it in half. Wrap it around your child’s wrist (or yours) but make it big enough for them to get their hand trough. Trim and tape ends together with another piece of duct tape.
~ Next, let the kids cut and rip the washi tape and make their own patterns and designs. At first my kids started by folding the tape over to the inside, but soon they started ripping tiny pieces and adding to the top. The effect was so painterly and beautiful.
I can’t wait to do this project at summer camp!! I’m starting to collect ideas because it is snowy and cold in Connecticut and now that I’ve had a week of sun, I want summer here more than ever.
I hope you try these bracelets, they are super easy and great for all ages!