I walked into the kitchen to see Stella very focused – she was writing on a piece of paper. I took a closer look and she was designing and diagramming the steps to make a wallet out of cardboard and duct tape. I left her to her work. A little while later she came down to the basement telling me that she needed a piece of cardboard – I told her that I would have to look for one. I ended up cutting a top flap from a box and gave it to her. Stella then went a found a ruler and drew her plan out on the cardboard piece.
Different color duct tape
1. Draw your pieces on a piece of cardboard. Stella’s wallet has 3 sections, so she drew out 6 rectangles or 3 sizes.
2. Cut your pieces out. Depending on the thickness of the cardboard will determine whether you can use scissors or will need an exacto knife or box cutter. If you using a box cutter – either have an adult cut it or have an adult supervise cutting.
3. Tape each section together – for a total of 3 sections.
4. Tape your 3 sections together to make your wallet.
I was really impressed with her creativity and the fact that she drew it all out. I only helped with the cutting of the pieces with a box cutter. Stella did all the rest of it – figuring out how to tape it together so that it would still open and be able to hold items inside. She did a great job! I see many other projects coming from her!