What is it about armbands and gadgets with buttons that are so cool? I decided it would be simple (and very fun!) to make my boys some armbands they could play with. Here’s a simple and easy, no sew tutorial for you to make your own armband.
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- Long socks – I usually get socks for crafts very inexpensively from the Dollar Store, but if you don’t have one nearby, can also find them online.
- Felt in various colors
- Black puffy fabric paint
- Hot glue gun or craft glue
Take your long sock and cut off the end.
Cut out your various buttons and panels from felt. This is a great step to have your kids help you with!
We cut several different shapes. I cut a grey rectangle for each armband to use as a “panel,” which I’ll show you below.
Plan out how you want the buttons and panels on the armbands
Then simply glue them in place.
Make sure you glue around the edges of your felt buttons to keep them as flat as possible.
Using black craft paint, you can add some fun detail to your armband. I made a small dial and a speaker piece.
Let your paint dry. I think this was the most difficult part – the kids were just itching to try out their new armbands!
And there you have it- a fun armband!
You can use this to add to a full costume for something like a robot, astronaut, or superhero. Or just let your kiddos run wild with them pretending to be Buzz Lightyear.
If you’re looking for more easy craft projects to do with your kids, make sure you check out KiwiCo! Our kids love the boxes they get every month, and I’m always impressed at the quality of crafts and projects they come with (and how easy it is for some of them to do on their own!).