You Will Need ...
  1. Tarp - preferably new and clean

  2. Duct tape

  3. Scissors

  4. Ruler

  5. Hole punch

  6. Key rings or paper clips

  7. Magnets (or velcro)

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Step 1: 

Measure out and cut a piece of tarp that is 18 inches long by 7 inches wide.

Step 2: 

With a tape of your choice, cover your piece of tarp with overlapping strips of tape on one side of the tarp only.

Step 3: 

<p>Flip the tarp over and trim off any overhanging tape so it's nice and neat. This will help your "fabric" adhere and seal the edges.</p>

Step 4: 

Fold your tarp/tape fabric so that the tarp is on the inside of the bag. You want to fold up the fabric so that the pouch is 7 inches deep, leaving 4 inches at the top for the flap.

Step 5: 

With strips of a different color tape, or the same if you like, seal both sides of the bag. You can use just one piece of seven inch tape cut in half. Trim off the excess.

Step 6: 

Open up the bag and fold up the bottom corners of the pouch.

Step 7: 

Tape down the corners to secure them.

Step 8: 

Reinforce the seams on the inside of your bag with additional strips of tape. Here again, you can use one 7 inch piece cut in half. This also covers any stickiness from the inside of the tape.

Step 9: 

You'll need to trim your top flap. Cut in about an inch and a half on each side. You can also take this opportunity to trim your flap into a rounded shape if you like.

Step 10: 

Pinch the edges together right at the top of both sides and use your hole punch to make a hole through both layers. This allows perfect access for a key ring.

Step 11: 

Open up your key ring and slide it through both holes. You can also use a paperclip if you do not have a key ring.

Step 12: 

Now we are ready for a strap! You can cut a long strip of the tarp where the grommets are, perfect for attaching securely to your key rings.

Step 13: 

Trim on either side of the grommet for a nice round finish. You can also embellish your strap as much as you like for some additional flair!

Step 14: 

Lastly, all you need to do is make your closure. I used two magnets. Attach one magnet to your tape and place it down on the top center of the flap and secure by sealing it with your finger.

Step 15: 

Now take another small piece of tape and place directly on top of the first, sticky side up and drop your second magnet right on top of that. Close the flap and press hard to seal the tape. Trim the tape if you would like. You're all done!

Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Duct Tape: 
Purses and Bags
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
1 adult per 2 children
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