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Last month, we celebrated Camden’s 3rd birthday. He wanted a super hero theme, and so I began wracking my brain trying to come up with a fun craft for the kids to do at the party. That’s when it hit me: capes! I wanted something the kids could decorate, wear, and take home. I also needed it to be affordable, so with the help of some Scotch® Brand Double-Sided Tape and a few plastic table cloths, I was able to make these for super cheap. The best part is that they look great plain, so if a child doesn’t want to decorate one, they can still take something home.
1. Gather supplies: scissors, Scotch® Brand Double-Sided Tape, and a plastic table cloth.
2. Cut cape piece and three strips to create tie.
3. Braid strips to form a strong tie.
4. Make sure tie is longer than cape width.
5. Place Scotch® Brand Double-Sided Tape on the top of cape.
6. Fold over tape to create a hem. (In a similar manner as using real hem tape when sewing.)
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make the casing, being sure to go over the tie without accidentally getting tape on it.
Here‘s a quick visual aid.
The Scotch® Double-Sided Tape really makes all the difference in the project and gives the cape a sewn-look without the hassle. It’s also great for adding decorations to the cape in one simple step. Walmart has recently added Scotch® and Command™ products to their crafting section, which makes it a breeze to find them.
While I love how it looks plain, the kids had a ton of fun decorating the capes at Camden’s party.
*I originally made the ties with twine, but switched to the braided plastic because it posed less of a safety threat.
The no-sew cape was definitely a hit!
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