We’d like to introduce one of our new bloggers. Shannon will be writing a regular feature called DIY Kids, with crafts and recycling projects you can make with your children.
Going with our “Back To School” theme, today’s project is a Recycled Money Cuff so your child can carry some tuckshop cash safely.
What You’ll Need
A button-down shirt, man’s or large boy’s size
A t-shirt, large (you’ll just need to cut off one sleeve)
Needle and thread
Optional: paint markers, permanent markers, or fabric paints
less than one hour
Cut the cuff off of the man’s shirt.
Cut the sleeve off of the t-shirt.
Unfold the cuff and lay it on a table. Lay the t-shirt sleeve over it and measure a piece from the sleeve slightly larger than the cuff. Keep the hem of the t-shirt sleeve intact, as that will be the top of the money pocket. Cut out a rectangle from the t-shirt just a little bit bigger than the man’s shirt cuff.
Sew the t-shirt rectangle to the inside of the cuff to form a money pocket. Trim any excess from the t-shirt so the edges match.
Fold up your cash and put it in the pocket,
Wrap the cuff around your wrist and button it — it won’t fall out!
Decorate your cuff as you wish with markers or paint.
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