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How to Make a DIY Snap Bracelet

Sign up and come to the Springfield Library on August 19th to learn how to make your very own slap bracelet! Can’t make it in? Craft Kits will be available for pick-up at the Springfield Library after the program. Come get them while supplies last! If you already have the supplies at home, simply follow the instructions below and try to make your own!

NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Please only register for one time so others may have the opportunity to participate. 

Step 1: Gather the Materials

In order to make a slap bracelet you will need the following items:

  • 6-8 inches of Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Duct Tape



Step 2: Prepare the Measuring Tape

To begin making your slap bracelet you will need to round the edges of the tape using scissors.


Next, you will need to curl the tape back onto itself, bending it back so it rolls with the numbered side up. You will need to roll the tape as tight as you can WITHOUT BENDING IT (that step is SUPER important). You’ll know when it is ready when the measuring tape rolls up by itself or you are able to slap it onto your wrist.

Step 3: Prepare the Duct Tape

Cut a piece of duct tape slightly larger than your bracelet. Place it on the numbered side of your bracelet and wrap it around the back. Make sure to cut off any extra duct tape.


Step 4: Start Slapping

Your bracelet is now ready to be used! Happy slapping!














Hello everyone! I'm Brianna and I am a Youth Services Library Assistant at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Working at the library is a dream come true! There is nothing better than being surrounded by books all day long. It is perfect! When I'm not at the library, I spend most of my time playing with my son, Dean, and my three dogs! I have two huskies, Strider and Oakley, and one boxer named Izzy. They keep me pretty busy, but whenever I have a spare moment there is a YA novel in my hands. I am always looking for my next great read!