You Will Need ...
  1. duct tape

  2. ruler

  3. work surface

  4. scissors

  5. x-acto knife

  6. circles from Part 1

  7. straps from Part 1

  8. stickers from Part 1

  9. Body form from Part 2

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Step 1: 

In order to attach the bag body to the ends we need to add a small strip of sticky on the edge.  Cut a piece of tape the length of the side of your bag body.

Step 2: 

Cut that piece of tape lengthwise into a piece that is approximately 1 inch wide.

Step 3: 

Add the one inch piece of tape to each side of the bag body so you have a small line of sticky exposed.  Place your circles on each edge and begin rolling.  This will attach the end cap to the bag body.

Step 4: 

In order to add strength you will need to add some small pieces of tape to the ends.  Use pieces approximately 3/4 of an inch wide to secure the end cap to the bag body.  Overlap these pieces and use as many as you can.

Step 5: 

Next we are going to add the strap.  Place the strap over the end cap and secure with a piece of tape.

Step 6: 

Place a larger piece of tape perpendicular to the strap to secure.

Step 7: 

Add some smaller pieces of tape at the top, where the strap meets the end cap.  I know this seems iike a lot of tape, but you want to make sure that this strap is very secure.

Step 8: 

Add a final piece of tape lengthwise on the strap.

Step 9: 

Finally, wrap a large piece of tape around the strap securing all of the pieces and covering any seams.

Step 10: 

I like to wrap a piece of embellishment tape around the edge of the bag body for decoration and extra strength.  Measure a piece of tape that is equal to the circumference of your circle.  Cut that in half lengthwise.

Step 11: 

Wrap that piece around both edges of the bag body.

Step 12: 

Use the duct tape sticker we created in Part 1 to cover the end of the bag.  This seals in all of the tape and gives the bag a nice clean look.

Age: 
Tween
Teen
Adult
Craft Length: 
60 minutes or more
Difficulty: 
Use your noodle! (challenging; focus required)
Duct Tape: 
Purses and Bags
Prep Time: 
10 - 20 minutes
Supervision: 
1 adult per 5 children