Looking for something fun to do with your child WHILE doing something good for the environment?
Here is a fantastic project to do just that.
Duct Tape Juice Pouch Wallets
Let’s gather some supplies. You will need:
- 2 empty juice pouches
- duct tape
- velcro (not pictured above)
Start by cutting across the top of each juice pouch (where the straw goes), wash, and allow to dry.
Now it is time to cut the duct tape into strips.
You will need 4 shorter strips (the length of the shortest sides of the pouch- approx. 4″each) and 2 longer strips (the length of the longest sides-approx. 6″each). I cut them to size and then halved them by making a small slit, and ripping the tape. It ripped in a straight line every time.
Lay the tape on the table, sticky side up, and place the pouch edge on top of it.
Now fold up the tape. Repeat for the bottom of pouch. You will want to leave one pouch top not taped.
They should look like this. Now, trim off the excess tape.
Take the pouch with the two ends taped, and fold like this:
You will want the side that faces the correct way to be slightly lower than the other side.
Take the other pouch and insert it like the photo above, with the untaped side inside.
At the crease, place your last 4″ piece of tape to keep the two pouches together.
This is how it should look on the other side.
Fold up the upside down end, and tape the long sides now, so it forms a pouch.
Make sure to trim the excess tape.
If you have velcro dots, make sure to follow the instructions on the package. Take both dots and place them together (sticky sides facing out) and stick them on the flap. Then press down so they also stick to the body of the wallet.
Our dots needed to set for 24 hours closed and untouched.
After that, you are done. You can use your wallet!
*My tip on collecting juice pouches when your family doesn’t drink them: ASK EVERYONE! Camps, schools, family members, friends. It is amazing how many we collected after we started asking around. People actually saved them. We ended up with about 200!